Module - Strategy, Policy and Collaborative Frameworks (HBI132)

HSST

Aim of this module

In order to provide high-quality bioinformatics in physical sciences services it is important that the Clinical Scientist in the HSST scheme is aware of and engaged in both: (i) local and national strategies in their application domain; and (ii) local and national policies relevant to their practice. The quality of patient services can be greatly enhanced by exploiting and creating collaborative frameworks. HSST trainees will learn about the frameworks that exist and how to use then to improve patient service.

By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to analyse, synthesise and apply their knowledge and understanding of the strategic direction of the NHS and healthcare provision within the context of the factors external to the service that influence its provision. For example, medical devices are increasingly found outside the traditional hospital environment and appropriate application of bioinformatics strategies, policies and collaborative frameworks will be an important factor in ensuring patient safety.

The Clinical Scientist in HSST will also be expected to consistently demonstrate the attitudes and behaviours necessary for the role of a CCS.

Knowledge and understanding


By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to analyse, synthesise, evaluate and critically apply their expert knowledge within the context of the factors external to the service that influence its provision, including:

Strategy

Policy

Collaborative frameworks

Governance

Implementation

Technical and Clinical Skills


By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to critically apply their knowledge and understanding to risk assess, propose, develop and evaluate investigative strategies/procedures/processes that take account of relevant clinical and scientific evidence and other sources of information. They will also be expected to critically reflect on their performance and apply in practice a range of clinical skills, and will be able to: