|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-CE-R1||Title Introduction to Clinical Engineering||Credits 10||Year 1||Status Compulsory||Action View|
|Code S-CE-R2||Title Introduction to Physiological Measurement||Credits 10||Year 1||Status Compulsory||Action View|
|Code S-CSC-R1||Title Introduction to Clinical Scientific Computing||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-CE-S1||Title Healthcare Technology Management||Credits 10||Year 2||Status Compulsory||Action View|
|Code S-CE-S2||Title Analytics||Credits 10||Year 2||Status Compulsory||Action View|
|Code S-CE-S3||Title Health Technology Innovation||Credits 15||Year 3||Status Compulsory||Action View|
|Code S-CE-S4||Title Patient Pathway||Credits 15||Year 3||Status Compulsory||Action View|
- Programme title
- Clinical Engineering - Clinical Engineering
- 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 Engineering.
Programme level learning outcomes
- Analyse, visualise and interpret complex systems and data, using statistical analysis, computer modelling and simulation to describe mechanical, electronic, physiological and operational systems.
- Practice effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment to manage patients as an autonomous clinician leading assessment and device prescription across a clinical episode, applying specialist knowledge of clinical/pathological processes.
- Evaluate the patient experience, considering the perspective of patients, families and careers, across a range of specialist service areas.
- Plan and manage the safe use of healthcare technology across its lifecycle, including performance and monitoring techniques, risk management, quality assurance and key legislation.
- Design, develop and evaluate, verifying and validating, the component parts of healthcare technology including software, mechanical components and electronic circuits.
- Identify and facilitate innovation, through collation and analysis of evidence and modelling of the impact on patients and healthcare systems, financial and operational functions.
- Communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, including patients, carers and other members of the multidisciplinary clinical team, in order to understand and address stakeholder requirements and provide clear training and education.
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