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Each area is represented by a printable front page which:

  • describes briefly what people working in this area do
  • gives names and addresses, telephone and website information, on leading organisations in the area
  • provides a link to the organisations’ websites (with appropriate navigation information)
  • links to UCAS and other sites for information on courses in the area
  • lists sites of other organisations (with links) that might provide further useful information


Medicine & Dentistry

Anaesthetists provide pain relief during surgical operations or childbirth. Dentists prevent and treat diseases of the teeth and mouth. Dermatologists treat skin disorders. General Practitioners work locally: they listen to patient’s descriptions of their problems and symptoms, examine them if necessary, and advise on...

Medical Science & Technology

Audiology scientists / Audiologists develop and apply techniques and equipment for detecting and compensating for hearing loss. Cardiographers / Cardiologists operate electrocardiograph and other machines which monitor the functioning of the patient’s heart, and fit appropriate equipment. Cervical cytology screeners examine cells...

Nursing & Healthcare

Diagnostic radiographers obtain and interpret images for diagnosis: therapeutic radiographers use radiation in the treatment of cancer and other diseases. Dietitians apply nutritional information to help people develop healthy diets. Occupational therapists work with other health professionals to develop and maintain an effective level...


Veterinary surgeons diagnose and treat animals with diseases or injuries, and give advice on the hygiene, health and welfare of domestic pets and farm animals. Veterinary nurses help veterinary surgeons in the examination, care and treatment of animals. Zookeepers look after animals in zoos For further information please see: Royal...


Arable farmers may be involved in growing cereals (oats, barley and wheat), root crops (mainly potatoes) and in large scale vegetable production.  Conventional livestock farmers may raise dairy and beef cattle, sheep and pigs outdoors.  Intensive livestock farmers may raise poultry and possibly pigs indoors in units designed for this...