|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|
Each rotation should last 4 to 8 weeks in the workplace
|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|
|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 title
- Clinical Scientific Computing and Data Science - Clinical Scientific Computing
- 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
- Mode of study
- Work-based with integrated part time MSc
- Programme accredited by
- The Health and Care Professions Council
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
- Critically analyse, process and manage data according to best practice and legislation to support effective patient care and service development
- Evaluate systems, applications, services and infrastructure for fitness for purpose and adherence to best practice and legislation
- Assess requirements and appraise options to identify solutions to meet the needs of services and stakeholders
- Apply project management methodologies to the development and deployment of solutions
- Design, develop and implement solutions to meet service and stakeholder needs
- Practice in accordance with legislation, ethics and best practice
- Employ specialist skills to the routine management of clinical computing systems
- Demonstrate effective communication with stakeholders and the multidisciplinary team
- Apply the principles of clinical computing in the management of patient data systems and medical devices used in patient care
- Evaluate research and innovation in order to implement new technologies in the use of clinical computing in healthcare provision
- Demonstrate a working understanding of the wider health and social context in which they practice, and patients experience care investigations and interventions
- 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
- Work-based learning
- Academic study
Workplace-based assessments documented in an e-portfolio including:
- Training Activities
- Direct Observation of Practical Skills (DOPS)
- Observed Communication Events (OCE)
- Case-Based Discussions (CBD)
Academic Assessment set by the Higher Education Institute delivering the MSc
Phases indicate the order modules should be completed in.
The next phase can be started in the same year, e.g. phase 2 can be started in year 1.
|Throughout||Professional Foundations of Healthcare and Clinical Science
Individual Professional Development
|2||Research Skills in Healthcare Science
Entry routes and requirements
|Entry routes||In England there are two routes into the programme
|Entry requirements||For both entry routes, STP applicants must participate in the national recruitment process and meet the minimum entry requirements for the programme.|
|Programme regulations||Attendance requirements:
As employees of their host organisation, trainees are required to attend the workplace as required by their employer.
Trainees are required to attend all sessions as specified by the Higher Education Institute.
This specification provides a concise summary of the main feature of the programme and the learning outcomes expected of a threshold Clinical Scientist. More detailed information on module-specific learning outcomes, learning and assessment methods is available in the relevant module pages. 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 December 2023