Scientist Training Programme
The Scientist Training Programme (STP) is a three-year programme of work-based learning, supported by a University accredited master’s degree.
Trainees are employed by an NHS Trust for the duration of the programme and will spend time in a range of settings, before specialising in the last two years of the programme.
The aim of the STP is to produce graduates who will possess the essential knowledge, skills, experience and attributes required of a newly-qualified Clinical Scientist in the NHS. They will be competent to undertake complex scientific and clinical roles, defining and choosing investigative and clinical options, making key judgements about complex facts and clinical situations within a quality assurance framework.
The following universities offer MSc Audiology or MSc Audiological Science
The University of Manchester
University of Southampton
Queen Margaret University
Higher Specialist Scientist Training
If you are a registered and experienced clinical scientist, you may be interested in training to become a consultant healthcare scientist.
Consultant healthcare scientists improve patient care by applying their specialist scientific skills.
What does the training scheme involve?
- a five-year programme at a similar standard to medical specialty training
- work-based training and study at doctorate level
How do I get a place?
There are two ways to get on to an HSST programme:
- direct entry – apply for a newly advertised post in an accredited training department
- in-service training – be nominated by your employer to move into an existing post
Find more information on the National School of Healthcare Science website
BAA Higher Training Scheme
Please read the HTS pages for more information.
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