Section C Workshop – September 2018

On Thursday 6th September, we welcomed 50 HSST trainees and over 30 academic and workplace supervisors to a day of workshops held in Manchester. Programme directors and programme administrators from The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University provided trainees and their supervisors with information and guidance on Section C.

The day started with trainees completing the full DClinSci and their supervisors attending programme specific sessions ran by their programme directors on how to plan the research project. Trainees who are not completing the full DClinSci attended a session on the extended innovation proposal and lay talk.

All trainees then attended a workshop on how to give a lay talk. The majority of trainees in attendance were in Cohort 3 so we welcomed back Joe Wood, a Cohort 2 Medical Physics: Radiotherapy trainee to give his lay talk to help trainees understand what the lay talk assessment involves.

In the afternoon, trainees attended a workshop on literature reviews and systematic reviews whilst supervisors met with programme directors to discuss assessment. The day ended with a Q&A session. Unfortunately a representative from the NSHCS was unable to attend the event, however, the NSHCS has provided responses to the relevant questions raised in the Q&A session and these are given below.

Podcasts and presentations from the day are provided below.

Please note that the content of the below presentations and podcasts is subject to change, any updates will be posted on the MAHSE website. 

10:00 session
For trainees doing the full DClinSci and their academic and workplace supervisors

 

 

How to plan your research project

 

For trainees not doing the full DClinSci and their academic and workplace supervisors

 

Your extended innovation proposal and lay talk presentation (for all specialisms)

11:00 session
For all trainees

How to give a lay talk

 

 

For academic and workplace supervisors

The Role of the Supervisors

 

 

13:00 session
For trainees doing the full DClinSci

Literature review vs systematic review

For academic and workplace supervisors

Discussion on assessment

 

 

14:00 session Q&A session

Cohorts 4 and 5 DClinSci Section C Project Proposal Masterclass

Date: Thursday 28th February 2019

Time: 12:00 – 16:00 (registration opens from 11:30)

Venue: Stopford Building, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT (building 79 on the campus map)

In response to feedback received from trainees in Cohorts 4 and 5 of HSST, we will be running a Section C Project Proposal Masterclass for Clinical Bioinformatics, Life Sciences and Physiological Sciences trainees in both cohorts. Please note that a separate event is being organised for Physical Sciences trainees by their programme team during the Section B modules which you will receive further information about in due course.

The programme for the event can be found here.

To register for the event, please complete this short online registration form.

Please note that attendance at this workshop is optional and we apologise for giving you less than six weeks’ notice. We will endeavour to record the sessions so that you do not miss out if you cannot attend. Non-Life Sciences trainees are reminded that you are able to speak to your programme director about Section C when attending Section B modules.

If you have any questions, please email admin@mahse.co.uk

Cohorts 1 and 2 DClinSci Section C Workshop – January 2019

On Thursday 10th January, we welcomed over 40 trainees, academic and workplace supervisors from Cohorts 1 and 2 of HSST to a day of workshops and sessions held in Manchester.

Professor Judy Williams, Deputy Associate Dean for Staff Development and Director of the Centre for Academic and Researcher Development at The University of Manchester, delivered workshops for the trainees on planning a paper and writing a thesis. Academic and workplace supervisors attended a session delivered by Professor Anne White, Academic Director for HSST at The University of Manchester and MAHSE Deputy Director for HSST, on their role in supporting their trainees and the examination process of the thesis. Trainees also had the opportunity to meet with their supervisors to discuss their individual projects.  Following lunch and networking, there was a Q&A session with a panel comprising programme directors, programme administrators and Dr. Mike Thomas, NSHCS HSST Lead and Professional Lead for Blood and Infection Sciences.

Podcasts and presentations from the day are provided below.

Please note that the content of the below presentations and podcasts is subject to change, any updates will be posted on the MAHSE website.

For trainees

 

Planning a paper

 

Writing a thesis

 

Giving a professional talk

  • Presentation (unfortunately, due to time constraints, this presentation was not delivered on the day)

 Section C guidance for Cohorts 1 and 2 (UoM only)

For supervisors

 

The Role of the Supervisors

Q&A session with Programme Teams and NSHCS

Podcast and video

Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Rebecca Dearman (Life Sciences -UoM)

MAHSE STP Open Day – January 2019

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On Tuesday 8 January 2019, the Manchester Academy for Healthcare Scientist Education held it’s biggest Open Day yet, where over 300 prospective trainees attended to find out more about the Scientist Training Programme (STP). The event focussed on the MSc Clinical Science courses available at Universities in the Manchester area, which form part of the STP.

General information about the STP Programme

The MAHSE 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.

CCVRS Sciences Programme Director, Martin Stout, then talked through and provided advice and tips regarding the application process, which is run entirely by the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS).

A current STP trainee, Jamie Osborne  from the North West Healthcare Science Trainee Network Board, spoke about what it is like to be a trainee on the STP, and talked about his personal experience of the application/interview process and also about his time on the programme to date.

A podcast recording for the above talks is available here: (click on the talk titles below for the slides relating to each talk)

Programme Specific Information

After general talks, prospective trainees then had the opportunity to attend talks with Programme Teams from particular programmes they have an interested in.  This was an opportunity to get more information about a specific specialisms and to ask more programme related questions

Resources from the Programme talks are available below:

Blood Sciences

(Clinical Biochemistry, Clinical Immunology, Haematology & Transfusion, Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics)

Programme Leaflet

Programme Presentation

Cardiac Science, Critical Care, Respiratory and Sleep Science

Programme Leaflet

Cellular Sciences

(Histopathology, Reproductive Science – Andrology, Reproductive Science – Embryology)

Programme Leaflet

Clinical Bioinformatics

(Genomics, Health Informatics, Physical Sciences)

Programme Leaflet

Programme Presentation

Clinical Pharmaceutical Science

Programme Leaflet

Programme Presentation

Genomic Sciences

(Cancer Genomics, Genomics, Genomic Counselling)

Programme Leaflet

Programme Presentation

 

Neurosensory Sciences

(Audiology and Neurophysiology)

Programme Leaflet

 

Reconstructive Science

Programme Leaflet

Programme Presentation

 

Tours of Local NHS Trusts

In the afternoon, attendees had the opportunity to sign up to one of ten tours to local NHS hospitals.  These tours allowed prospective trainees the chance to meet current trainees and staff within specialism departments, providing valuable insight into the workplace aspect of the programme.

Other useful resources for STP Applicants:

Applications for 2019 entry opened on Wednesday 9 January and will close at 5pm on Friday 8 February. For information about applying to the STP, please visit the NSHCS website.

If you have any questions, please email admin@mahse.co.uk

**Please note that the content of the presentations, documents and podcasts within this blog is subject to change, any updates will be posted on the MAHSE website**

 

 

MAHSE Christmas Closure 2018

The MAHSE admin office will be closed from Friday 21st December 2018 until Wednesday 2nd January 2019. The admin team will respond to all emails received during the closure upon returning to the office, however, please appreciate that this may take some time.

The MAHSE team would like to wish you a happy Christmas and all the best for 2019!

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2019 Healthcare Science Awards open for nominations

Nominations for the 2019 Healthcare Science Awards are now open. The Healthcare Science Awards, now in their 13th year, celebrate the tremendous contributions and achievements of the healthcare science workforce and the impact they have on patient outcomes, by championing inspiring case studies of quality improvement, innovative partnerships and pioneering service delivery. The deadline for applications is 14 January 2019 and the ceremony will take place during the two day Chief Scientific Officer’s Annual Conference on 7th – 8th March 2019. You can find more information on the application process, including categories and criteria, on the NHS England website.

Registration now open for MAHSE STP Open Day!

The registration link to the MAHSE STP Open day is now open!!!

 

MAHSE is holding its annual STP Open Day:

Date: Tuesday 8 January 2019

Venue: University Place, 176 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL

Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm

 

The event is designed to help you find out more about the Masters in Clinical Science programmes offered by MAHSE. These programmes are the academic component of the STP.

 

As well as learning more about the application process, there will be the opportunity to meet with the programme teams to discuss the specialisms in greater detail. There is also the opportunity to book onto tours around some departments in local NHS Trusts in the afternoon. Please note that tours are not available for all specialisms

 

In the registration form please indicate which programme talks you would like to attend and also if you would like to attend a tour of a local NHS Trust.

 

IMPORTANT: Attendance at the open day, programme talks and tours will be allocated on a first come first served basis so please complete the registration link at the earliest convenience.  Once your form has been submitted the team will then contact you to confirm your place at the event and your allocation to any programme talks or tours.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  There is a separate Reproductive Science event on Wednesday 19 December 2018, which includes a tour in this specialism. If you are interested in this event, please e-mail: admin@mahse.co.uk.

 

HSST DClinSci Section C workshop for Cohorts 1 and 2

Date: Thursday 10th January 2019

Venue: Stopford Building, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PT (building 79 on the campus map)

Time: 10:00 – 16:00 (registration opens from 09:30)

The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University will be delivering a day of workshops for HSST trainees, academic supervisors and workplace supervisors. There will also be an opportunity for the trainee, academic supervisor and workplace supervisor to meet for a discussion of their individual projects. Representatives from the NSHCS will also be attendance. All HSST trainees in Cohorts 1 and 2 who are currently doing their C2 Research project, their academic and workplace supervisors are invited to this event.

Both academic and workplace supervisors will be invited to the workshop however, please can trainees also invite your supervisors and contact them to arrange your project meetings on the day.

The full programme for the day can be found here.

To register for the event, please complete this short online registration form.

If you have any questions, please email admin@mahse.co.uk 

MAHSE STP Open Day 2019 (for prospective STP trainees)

Are you interested in applying for a place on the Scientist Training Programme (STP)?

Do you want to specialise in any of the following areas: Blood Sciences; Cardiac, Critical Care, Vascular and Respiratory & Sleep Sciences; Cellular Sciences; Clinical Bioinformatics; Clinical Pharmaceutical Science; Genomic Sciences; Neurosensory Sciences; or Reconstructive Sciences?

MAHSE is holding its annual STP Open Day:

Date: Tuesday 8 January 2019

Venue: University Place, 176 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL

Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Come along to find out more about the Masters in Clinical Science programmes offered by MAHSE. These programmes are the academic component of the STP.

By attending the event, you will discover:

  • What the STP is and which academic programmes are offered in Manchester
  • How to apply for a place on the STP

There will be the opportunity to meet with the programme teams to discuss the specialisms in greater detail. There is the opportunity to book onto tours around some departments in local NHS Trusts in the afternoon. Please note that tours are not available for all specialisms and are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

We hope that you will be able to join us. Please e-mail admin@mahse.co.uk to register your interest for this event and we will contact you with more information and a registration link, as soon as this is available .

Recruitment to the STP is run by the National School of Healthcare Science (NSHCS). Applications are open once a year, usually between January and February, and the programme commences in September. Further information about recruitment and Healthcare Science Education and Training is also available on the NSHCS website.

Please note: If you are interested in Reproductive Science,  a tour of the department in Manchester will take place in December (date still to be confirmed) Please e-mail admin@mahse.co.uk for further information.

Cohort 5 HSST Induction

On Wednesday 17th October, we welcomed 49 of our new Cohort 5 HSST trainees and over 25 workplace supervisors to The University of Manchester Innovation Centre (UMIC) for the programme induction.

In the morning, representatives from the NSHCS gave presentations on learning and assessment in the workplace, the training plan and OneFile. We also welcomed George Burghel, a Cohort 1 Life Sciences: Genetics trainee and Chris Baker, a Cohort 2 Medical Physics:Imaging trainee to share their experiences of HSST thus far.

At lunch, there was a networking opportunity for delegates and information stands for the RCPath, NSHCS, MAHSE, Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Manchester. MAHSE Lay Representatives and Prof. Brendan Cooper, President of the Academy for Healthcare Science were also in attendance.

In the afternoon, programme directors and programme administrators from The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University provided trainees and their supervisors with an introduction to Sections A-C of the DClinSci, the academic component of HSST. The day concluded with a Q&A session with the panel of speakers, questions and responses are provided below.

HSST induction networking

Presentations from the day are available below.

Please note that the content of the below presentations is subject to change, any updates will be posted on the MAHSE website. 

Presentations

  1. Welcome and my experience of HSST – Dr. George Burghel
  2. An Introduction to HSST – Dr. Mike Thomas
  3. An Introduction to the DClinSci – Prof. Anne White
  4. The Training Plan: Best Practice – Theresa Fail
  5. Learning and Assessment in the Workplace – Dr. Richard Scott
  6. HSST and the e-Portfolio OneFile – Stuart Sutherland
  7. A HSST trainee’s journey – Chris Baker
  8. Introduction to Section A of the DClinSci – Dr. Nathan Proudlove
  9. Introudction to Section C of the DClinSci – Prof. Anne White
  10. Introduction to Physiological Sciences (UoM) – Dr. Kai Uus
  11. Introduction to Physical Sciences – Dr. Julia Handley
  12. Introduction to Life Sciences (UoM) – Dr. Rebecca Dearman
  13. The Royal College of Pathologists and the FRCPath – Joanne Brinklow

Q&A session

  1. Responses from the NSHCS
  2. SLIDO Questions for MAHSE and the universities from the Cohort 5 HSST induction

MAHSE Deputy Director Announcement

Macdonald, Phil - Photo (1)The Manchester Academy for Healthcare Scientist Education (MAHSE) is pleased to announce that Dr. Phil Macdonald has been appointed as MAHSE Deputy Director and will lead on the STP provision within MAHSE. Phil will work with MAHSE Director Carol Ainley, and Anne White, the MAHSE Deputy Director (HSST). Carol Ainley said “Phil has been involved with MAHSE for many years in his role with STP Blood Sciences and I’m looking forward to working with him in his new role as MAHSE Deputy Director”.

Phil has been MSc Clinical Science (Blood Sciences) Programme Director since 2014 and was previously a Senior Clinical Scientist within the NHS. Phil said of his appointment “I’m looking forward to this unique opportunity to work in MAHSE with colleagues across Universities, the NHS and other external stakeholders. I’m keen to carry on with the excellent work that has already been done and I hope to bring further developments and innovations to the programmes to ensure we continue to offer vital training for healthcare scientists around the country”.