Teachers get insight into Biomedical Science at Trust

12/04/2011

Teachers get insight into Biomedical Science at Trust Teachers have been getting a unique insight into biomedical science thanks to a workshop at the Western Trust’s Altnagelvin Hospital.

The Trust offered careers teachers and Heads of Science departments the opportunity to spend time visiting the laboratories to increase their awareness and understanding of careers in this important field of healthcare. This will enable them to provide information to students thinking of careers in this area. The teachers had an opportunity to tour and spend time in the state of the art pathology laboratory at Altnagelvin.

Organised by the Western Trust’s Volunteer Office with School Employer Connections, the open day was attended by teachers from Londonderry, Limavady and Strabane.

John Corey, Western Trust General Manager Pathology, hailed the event a great success saying: “Careers teachers play an important role in supporting students to make decisions about their future careers. The workshop was an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the vital role pathology services provide in the diagnosis, management and treatment of disease. It also helped to inform the teachers about the most up to date academic qualifications required for entry into a career in pathology.”

Bernadette McCloskey, Events Co-ordinator of School Employer Connections highlighted why such an event was required: "We work to establish meaningful connections between schools and employers so that employers can play a part in preparing students for the world of work. This biomedical science workshop provides an invaluable insight for teachers, so they can better inform students of the range of exciting opportunities in the sector and the educational routes and entry requirements for careers in this area.”