|Programme Title||Medical Physics - Scientist training programme|
|Division||Physical Sciences & Biomedical Engineering|
|Normal length of programme||3 years|
|Outcome awards and professional eligibility||
Successful candidates will be awarded:
Which provides eligibility to:
Which provides eligibility to:
|Mode(s) 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 Medical Physics.
1. Professional practice that meets the professional standards of conduct, performance and ethics defined by Good Scientific Practice and the regulator (HCPC), and is safe, lawful and effective, within the scope of practice for the role undertaken, while maintaining fitness to practice
2. Personal qualities that encompass communication skills, self-management, self-awareness, acting with integrity and the ability to take responsibility for self-directed learning, maintaining their own health and wellbeing, critical reflection and action planning to maintain and improve performance
3. The ability to be an independent self-directed learner acting autonomously in a non-discriminatory manner when planning and implementing tasks at a professional level. Contributing to the education and training of colleagues; providing mentoring, supervision and support as appropriate and understanding the importance of participation in training, supervision and mentoring
4. The ability to work, where appropriate, in partnership with other professionals, often as part of a multidisciplinary team. Supporting staff, service users and their relatives and carers while maintaining confidentiality
5. The ability to work with the public, service users, patients and their carers as partners in their care, embracing and valuing diversity, as well as being aware of the impact of culture, equality and diversity on practice
6. The ability to treat patients and their carers with respect, dignity and compassion in line with the NHS constitution
7. An understanding of the limits of the concept of confidentiality; the principles of information governance and safe and effective use of health and social care information and the ability to recognise and respond appropriately to situations where it is necessary to share information to safeguard service users or the wider public
Scientific and Clinical Practice
8. A systematic understanding of relevant knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems, future developments and innovation in health and healthcare science practice, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of their professional practice in a healthcare environment
9. High-quality clinical and scientific practice that applies basic, core scientific knowledge, skills and experience in a healthcare setting, places the patient and the public at the centre of care, prioritising patient safety and dignity and reflecting NHS/health service values and the NHS Constitution
10. The ability to perform quality assured appropriate diagnostic or monitoring procedures, treatment, therapy or other actions safely and skillfully, adhering to applicable legislation and in compliance with local, national and international guidelines
11. The ability to maintain records appropriately, recognising the need to manage records and all other information in accordance with applicable legislation, protocols and guidelines
12. The ability to deal with complex scientific and clinical issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgments in the absence of complete data and communicate conclusions clearly to specialist and non- specialist audiences, including patients and the public
13. The ability to define and choose investigative and scientific and/or clinical options and make key judgments about complex facts in a range of situation.
14. Originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in healthcare, healthcare science and their specialism
Research, Development and Innovation
15. A comprehensive understanding of the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for further development of healthcare and HCS as applicable to their own clinical practice, research, audit, innovation and service development, which either directly or indirectly leads to improvements in patient care, the patient experience, clinical outcomes and scientific practice
16. Conceptual understanding and advanced scholarship in their specialism, enabling them to critically evaluate and critique current research and innovation methodologies and, where appropriate, propose new research questions and hypotheses
17. Scientific and clinical leadership based on the continual advancement of their knowledge, skills and understanding through the independent learning required for continuing professional development
18. The ability to critique, analyse and solve problems, define and choose investigative and scientific and/or clinical options and make key judgements about complex facts in a range of situations
19. An understanding of the structure and function of health and social care services in the UK, the concept of leadership and its application to practice
Learning and Teaching Methods
Completion of electronic portfolio with evidence from Clinical Experiential Learning:
Academic Assessment as set by the HEI
Introduction to Healthcare Science
Certain programmes include options at rotation and specialist stages. In these cases module choices will be determined by the needs of the training centre.
|SCC110||Introduction to Healthcare Science, Professional Practice and Clinical Leadership||Compulsory||20|
|SPE104||Imaging With Non Ionising Radiation||Compulsory||10|
|SPE101||Imaging with Ionising Radiation||Compulsory||10|
|SPE102||Radiation Safety Physics||Compulsory||10|
In England there are two routes into the programme
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.
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.