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Scientist Training Programme

Details of the MSc Clinical Science Curricula and STP Work Based Learning Guides. Updated July 2015

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MSc Clinical Science Curricula and Work Based Learning Guides for 2014/15

Below you will find links to:

  • The current versions of each of the MSc Clinical Science programmes
  • The 2014/15 Work Based Learning Guides


Infection Sciences Theme (Specialism Clinical Microbiology)

Cellular Sciences Theme (with specialisms in Histopathology, Cytopathology and Reproductive Science)

Blood Sciences Theme (with specialisms in Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology and Transfusion Science, Clinical Immunology and Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics)

Genetic Sciences Theme (Specialism in Genetics)



Medical Physics Theme (with specialisms in Radiotherapy Physics, Radiation Safety, Imaging with Non-Ionising Radiation, Imaging with Ionising Radiation)

Clinical Pharmaceutical Science Theme (with specialisms in Clinical Pharmaceutical Sciences)


Clinical Engineering Theme (with specialisms in Rehabilitation Engineering, Clinical Measurement and Development, Device Risk Management & Governance)

Reconstructive Sciences Theme (with specialisms in Reconstructive Sciences)


Cardiac, Critical Care, Vascular, Respiratory and Sleep Sciences (CCVRS) Theme (with specialisms in Cardiac Science, Critical Care Science, Vascular Science and Respiratory and Sleep Science)

Gastrointestinal Physiology and Urodynamic Science Theme (with specialisms in Gastrointestinal Physiology and Urodynamic Science)

Neurosensory Sciences theme (with specialisms in Audiology, Neurophysiology, Ophthalmic and Vision Science)



Clinical Bioinformatics for 2014/15, with specialisms in Genomics, Bioinformatics for the Physical Sciences, Health Informatics Science


Note, the curricula were published in draft March 2013 and then republished in August 2013 as final versions with no further content changes. Work based learning guides were published October 2012 or August 2013 for the new specialisms of CCVRS including Critical Care Science; Reconstructive Science, Clinical Pharmaceutical Science and Clinical Bioinformatics (Genomics)

If you experience any issues accessing the documents on this page please contact msc.hee@nhs.net Queries and feedback relating to the STP programme should also be emailed to msc.hee@nhs.net

Curricula for earlier years

MSc Clinical Science Curricula and Work Based Learning Programme Guides for 2011/12 trainees and trainers.

MSc Clinical Science Curricula and Work Based Learning Programme Guides for 2012/13 trainees and trainers.

MSc Clinical Science Curricula and Work Based Learning Programme Guides for 2013/14 trainees and trainers.


Further information

Further information on the Scientist Training Programme.