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What are practical healthcare skills/experience?

I was looking at the entry requirements for a course and it asks for “…relevant practical healthcare skills and experience.”

What specifically is that? Can you think of several examples, or anything ideal?

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Thanks!
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Original post by artieziff
I was looking at the entry requirements for a course and it asks for “…relevant practical healthcare skills and experience.”

What specifically is that? Can you think of several examples, or anything ideal?

https://imgur.com/a/SjrWSmk
Thanks!


i want to assume it means working in a healthcare setting such as as a HCA in a hospital, I’ve been working as a care assistant in a rehab care home since I was 17 in order to get experience to apply to uni which I did and now hopefully will be starting physiotherapy in sept. There are also jobs such as physio assistances in hospitals, it depends on the healthcare course you want to apply for so I think it would mean that to show that you have worked in the area and can show commitment and understand what the job entails
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As mentioned HCA, volunteering with St John's ambulance.. Patient facing roles
Reply 3
Depends on what the course is as to what healthcare skills are "relevant".

As others have said, HCA stuff is usually good for this, but it's important in your application to like the experience you have to the role or course you are applying for.

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