The Manchester Academy for Healthcare Scientist Education Open Day was held on 16th January 2018 and 146 prospective trainees attended to find out more about the Scientist Training Programme (STP). The event focussed on the MSc Clinical Science courses available in Manchester which form part of the STP. The MAHSE Deputy Director, Carol Ainley spoke about the role of a healthcare scientist, what the STP involves and which MSc Clinical Science programmes are available in Manchester. Dr Martin Stout, the CCVRS Sciences programme director then talked the prospective trainees through the application process which is run entirely by the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS). A current STP trainee, Helen Beeston from the North West Healthcare Science Trainee Network Board, spoke to those attending about what it is like to be a trainee on the STP.
The above presentations are available as videos (below), you can also access the presentation slides by clicking on the presenters’ names above.
Following the initial presentations, prospective trainees were able to attend programme talks. There is further information on the subjects below.
Blood Sciences (Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Immunology, Haematology and Transfusion Science, Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics)
CCVRS Sciences (Cardiac Science, Respiratory & Sleep Sciences). Critical Care is not available for September 2018 entry.
Cellular Sciences (Cytopathology, Reproductive Science: Andrology, Reproductive Science: Embryology)
Clinical Bioinformatics (Genomics, Health Informatics, Physical Sciences)
Clinical Pharmaceutical Science
Genomic Sciences (Cancer Genomics, Genomic Counselling, Genomics)
Neurosensory Sciences (Audiology, Neurophysiology)
Local hospitals offered tours in 8 of the different specialisms that MAHSE universities offer and these were well attended.
Applications for 2018 entry opened on Monday 15th January 2018 and will close at 5pm on Monday 12th February 2018. For information about applying to the STP, please visit the NSHCS website.