Modules

Core

Code Title Credits Phase Status Action
Code S-C1 Title Professional Foundations of Healthcare and Clinical Science Credits 20 Year Status Compulsory Action View
Code S-C2 Title Research Skills in Healthcare Science Credits 10 Year 2 Status Compulsory Action View
Code S-C3 Title STP Project Credits 60 Year 3 Status Compulsory Action View
Code S-C4 Title Individual Professional Development Credits 0 Year Status Compulsory Action View

Rotation

Information:

Each rotation should last 4 to 8 weeks in the workplace

Code Title Credits Phase Status Action
Code S-CSC-R1 Title Introduction to Clinical Scientific Computing Credits 10 Year 1 Status Compulsory Action View
Code S-HI-R1 Title Introduction to Health Informatics Credits 10 Year 1 Status Compulsory Action View
Code S-CE-R1 Title Introduction to Clinical Engineering Credits 10 Year 1 Status Compulsory Action View
Code S-MPR-R1 Title Introduction to Medical Physics Credits 10 Year 1 Status Compulsory Action View

Specialist

Code Title Credits Phase Status Action
Code S-CSC-S1 Title Software Engineering 1 Credits 10 Year 2 Status Compulsory Action View
Code S-CSC-S2 Title Clinical Connectivity and Clinical Infrastructure Credits 10 Year 2 Status Compulsory Action View
Code S-CSC-S3 Title Software Engineering 2 Credits 15 Year 3 Status Compulsory Action View
Code S-CSC-S4 Title Data and Security Credits 15 Year 3 Status Compulsory Action View

Programme specification

Details

Programme title
Clinical Scientific Computing and Data Science  - Clinical Scientific Computing
Division
Physical Sciences
Normal length of programme
3 years
Outcome awards and professional eligibility

Successful candidates will be awarded:

  • MSc in Clinical Science (awarded by the relevant Higher Education Institute).
  • Certificate of Completion of the Scientist Training Programme (CCSTP). Awarded by the National School of Healthcare Science

Which provides eligibility to:

  • Apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a Clinical Scientist.
Total credits
180
Mode of study
Work-based with integrated part time MSc
Programme accredited by
The Health and Care Professions Council

Programme aim

To provide clinical scientist trainees with strong science-based, patient-centred clinical training in Clinical Scientific Computing and Data Science .

Programme level learning outcomes

Clinical Scientific Computing

  1. Critically analyse, process and manage data according to best practice and legislation to support effective patient care and service development
  2. Evaluate systems, applications, services and infrastructure for fitness for purpose and adherence to best practice and legislation
  3. Assess requirements and appraise options to identify solutions to meet the needs of services and stakeholders
  4. Apply project management methodologies to the development and deployment of solutions
  5. Design, develop and implement solutions to meet service and stakeholder needs
  6. Practice in accordance with legislation, ethics and best practice
  7. Employ specialist skills to the routine management of clinical computing systems
  8. Demonstrate effective communication with stakeholders and the multidisciplinary team
  9. Apply the principles of clinical computing in the management of patient data systems and medical devices used in patient care
  10. Evaluate research and innovation in order to implement new technologies in the use of clinical computing in healthcare provision
  11. Demonstrate a working understanding of the wider health and social context in which they practice, and patients experience care investigations and interventions
  12. Demonstrate an understanding of the physics and principles governing clinical computing and data management and the use of software as a medical device.

Learning and teaching methods

  • Clinical Experiential Learning
  • Continuous assessment/feedback on progress and achievement throughout the work-based learning period.
  • Academic Study

Assessment methods

Workplace-based assessment documented in the electronic portfolio

  • Critical reflection on clinical experiences
  • Competency log
  • Direct Observation of Practical Skills (DOPS) – Assessment of competence in a practical procedure
  • Observed Clinical Event (OCE) – Assessment of a clinical encounter
  • Case-Based Discussion (CBD)
  • Multisource Feedback (MSF)

Academic Assessment as set by the Higher Education Institute

Endpoint Assessment

Programme structure

Each phase must be completed before starting the next phase.
The next phase can be started in the same year, e.g. phase 2 can be started in year 1 after completion of phase 1.
Phase 1 is to be completed in year 1, phase 2 is to be completed in year 2.

Phase Modules Credits
Throughout Professional Foundations of Healthcare and Clinical Science

Individual Professional Development

20

 

0

1 Rotation modules 40
2 Research Skills in Healthcare Science

Specialist module(s)

10

20

3 STP Project

Specialist module(s)

60

30

Total Credits 180

Entry routes and requirements

Entry routes In England there are two routes into the programme

  • Direct entry – Trainees are competitively appointed into a training post funded through the local Health Education England training board
  • In-service entry – Trainees enter the programme with the support of their employers.
Entry requirements For both entry routes, STP applicants must participate in the national recruitment/assessment process and meet the minimum entry requirements for the academic and work-based programme.
Programme regulations Attendance requirements:

Trainees are required to attend all sessions as specified.

This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the threshold learning outcomes that a trainee is expected to achieve. The individual modules included in the programme may differ from those included in this programme specification as programmes are subject to continuous review. More detailed information on module-specific learning outcomes, learning and assessment methods is available in the relevant module specifications.  More detailed information on entry routes and requirements can be found on the NSHCS website.

Information on trainee support can be found on the NSHCS website.

Updated March 2022