MAHSE also has affiliate members who deliver elements of their programmes, including Aston University (AU), University of Liverpool (UoL), University College London (UCL) and King’s College London (King's).
The purpose of MAHSE is to:
- coordinate development of healthcare science programmes;
- support trainees and their supervisors on Manchester programmes;
- coordinate development of CPD opportunities for healthcare scientists;
- facilitate effective communication amongst key stakeholders in order to share good practice and stimulate innovation.
Practitioner Training Programme (PTP)
All delivered by MMU except Audiology:
- Life Sciences - including Blood, Infection, Tissue and Cellular diagnostics
- Physiological Sciences - including Audiology [UoM], Neurophysiology, Cardiac, Respiratory and Sleep
Scientist Training Programme (STP)
- Blood Sciences [UoM]
- Cardiac, Vascular, Respiratory and Sleep Sciences [MMU]
- Cellular Sciences [MMU]
- Clinical Bioinformatics [UoM]
- Clinical Pharmaceutical Science [UoM]
- Genomic Sciences [UoM]
- Neurosensory Sciences [UoM]
- Reconstructive Science [MMU]
Higher Specialist Scientist Training Programme (HSST)
- Life Sciences [UoM and MMU]
- Physiological Sciences [UoM, MMU and AU]
- Physical Sciences [UoL]
- Applications made directly to the appropriate University.
- Three-year full-time programme including placements of up to 25 weeks per year.
- Applications for the STP programmes [NHS] are through a national recruitment programme co-ordinated by the National School of Healthcare Science.
- Three-year fully-funded programme made up of an 80/20 split between workplace training and academic training (master's programme).
- Academic training is through block release at an NHS-commissioned university.
- Applications for the HSST programmes are through a national recruitment programme co-ordinated by the National School of Healthcare Science.
- Five-year fully-funded programme made up of an 80/20 split between workplace training and academic training (Professional Doctorate in Clinical Science).
- Academic training is through block release.
- Timetables of all STP teaching and exam dates are sent directly to trainees, but an overview of the times of year trainees are expected at the University is available on the MAHSE website.
- The structure of the STP programmes is through block release and typically consists of six weeks in year 1, three to five weeks in year 2 and two to four weeks in year 3, plus exams.
- Each year, MAHSE holds a supervisor event for all our NHS colleagues responsible for training healthcare scientists. Please email MAHSE at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information about this event.
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- MAHSE have an active Patient Forum with lay representatives for each of its programmes who are involved in Programme Committee meetings and general MAHSE meetings.
- For further information, including how to get involved, please visit the MAHSE website.