Covid-19: Information for Manchester Metropolitan University HSST Trainees

A message to all Manchester Metropolitan University HSST trainees regarding impact of Covid-19 to your programme.

Dear Trainees,

Given the rapidly developing situation with COVID-19, we understand that many of you may be required to cover additional clinical work. In the coming weeks, we will be considering the many issues that will arise from the need to provide this additional service, and the impact this has had on DClinSci trainees. We recognise that this will affect your research, teaching and assessments but will mitigate for this as appropriate when the scale of the current situation becomes clearer.  All deadlines will be temporarily waived and will be addressed once the situation is resolved. Your pathway leads will communicate with you regarding these. We will aim to take a pragmatic view to ensure that trainees are not adversely affected, therefore we aren’t expecting trainees to have to take any further action to request extensions or changes to programme imminently.

Please be reassured that we will work with the NSHCS and mitigation will be applied as required. Your individual pathway lead will be in touch to confirm any cancelled teaching, or changes to assessment deadlines as required.

In order for us to work closely with you to ensure that all training is undertaken as required please keep us informed of advice you receive from your Trust.

Man Met staff have been informed that there will be no face to face teaching until further notice. We will be available on email to answer all queries and provide advice on your programme.

Below is a link to advice from NSHCS.

https://nshcs.hee.nhs.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-information/hsst-trainee-information/

Best wishes

Professor Mark Slevin

 

MAHSE advise all trainees to continuously check the National School of Healthcare Scientists Coronavirus page to keep updated on key information as it becomes available along with specific guidance provided by your University; University of Manchester or Manchester Metropolitan University.

Websites:

University of Manchester Coronavirus Information: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/coronavirus

Manchester Metropolitan University Coronavirus Information: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/student-life/news/story/?id=11757

All programme leads and administrators will be available on email to answer all queries and provide advice on your programme. For any further queries or concerns, please contact admin@mahse.co.uk

Covid-19: Information for University of Manchester HSST Trainees

A message to all University of Manchester HSST trainees regarding impact of Covid-19 to your programme.

Dear Trainees,

Further to communication sent to you on Friday, we are contacting you again, given the rapidly developing situation with COVID-19, as we understand that many of you may be required to cover additional clinical work. In the coming weeks, we will be considering the many issues that will arise from the need to provide this additional service, and the impact this has had on DClinSci trainees. We recognise that this will affect your research, teaching and assessments but will mitigate for this as appropriate when the scale of the current situation becomes clearer.  All deadlines will be temporarily waived and will be addressed once the situation is resolved. Your programme administrators will communicate with you regarding these.

Please be reassured that we will work with the NSHCS to ensure you are not disadvantaged and mitigating will be applied as required. Your individual pathway administrator will be in touch to confirm any cancelled teaching, or changes to assessment deadlines shortly.

In order for us to work closely with you to ensure that all training is undertaken as required please keep us informed of advice you receive from your Trust.

UoM staff have been informed that we should work from home from 9am on the 18 March until further notice. We will be available on email to answer all queries and provide advice on your programme.  For Physical Science trainees doing Section C research projects, you should be aware that the majority of academic supervision is done by colleagues at The Christie and this will impact on your work. Again, as above please be reassured that this will be mitigated against in due course.

Below is a link to advice from NSHCS.

https://nshcs.hee.nhs.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-information/hsst-trainee-information/

Best Wishes,

Doctoral Academy

 

MAHSE advise all trainees to continuously check the National School of Healthcare Scientists Coronavirus page to keep updated on key information as it becomes available along with specific guidance provided by your University; University of Manchester or Manchester Metropolitan University.

Websites:

University of Manchester Coronavirus Information: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/coronavirus

Manchester Metropolitan University Coronavirus Information: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/student-life/news/story/?id=11757

All programme leads and administrators will be available on email to answer all queries and provide advice on your programme. For any further queries or concerns, please contact admin@mahse.co.uk

Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on healthcare science training: STP and HSST

MAHSE advise all trainees to continuously check the National School of Healthcare Scientists Coronavirus page to keep updated on key information as it becomes available along with specific guidance provided by your University; University of Manchester or Manchester Metropolitan University.

Websites:

National School of Healthcare Scientists Coronavirus Information: https://nshcs.hee.nhs.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-information 

University of Manchester Coronavirus Information: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/coronavirus

Manchester Metropolitan University Coronavirus Information: https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/student-life/news/story/?id=11757

For any further queries or concerns, please contact admin@mahse.co.uk

Cohorts 3 (Year 4) DClinSci Section C Workshop – 9th January 2020

On the 9th January 2020, we welcomed over 40 trainees, academic and workplace supervisors from Cohort 3 of HSST to a day of workshops and sessions held in Manchester.

The event (agenda can be found here) began with a talk on information for trainees on how to write their research project and Viva hints and tips – delivered by Prof Julia Handley. Dr Angela Davies gave a talk to the trainees on ‘Writing a research paper’ whilst Prof. Anne White (MAHSE Deputy Director for HSST and UoM HSST Academic Director).  provided academic supervisors and workplace supervisors with information on ‘The role of the supervisors in the thesis examination process’.

After lunch, round-table discussions with programme directors provide the space for trainees to discuss their research project.

Recordings and presentations from the day are provided below. Please note that the content of the below presentations and recordings is subject to change, any updates will be posted on the MAHSE website.

For all trainees:

Due to technical difficulties no recording was provided for Prof Julia Handley’s session. The recording for the remaining talks can be found here.

  • Writing your thesis and Viva hints and tips presentation – Prof Julia Handley
  • Writing a research paper presentation – Dr Angela Davies
  • The role of the supervisors in the thesis examination process presentation – Prof Anne White

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

 

Section C Project Proposal Masterclass for HSST Cohort 5 – 28 January 2020

On Thursday 28th January 2020, HSST trainees from Cohorts 4 and 5 attended a project proposal masterclass in Manchester.  The event (agenda can be found here) began with lunch and networking for trainees to meet with their university programme teams. All trainees then attended a talk on how to plan their research project which was delivered by Prof. Anne White (MAHSE Deputy Director for HSST and UoM HSST Academic Director). Dr. Rebecca Dearman (UoM Life Sciences Programme Director) provided trainees with information on ‘Ethics Application’ followed by Prof Andy Brass providing information on ‘Who owns Intellectual Property.’

Recordings and presentations from the day are provided below. Please note that the content of the below presentations and recordings is subject to change, any updates will be posted on the MAHSE website.

For all trainees:

Recording of all morning talks

  • Planning a Research Project presentation – Prof Anne White
  • Ethics Application presentation – Dr Rebecca Dearman
  • Who owns the Intellectual Property presentation – Prof Andy Brass

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

MAHSE STP Open Day – January 2020

 

On Wednesday 8th January 2020, the Manchester Academy for Healthcare Scientist Education held it’s biggest Open Day yet, where over 350 prospective trainees attended to find out more about the Scientist Training Programme (STP). The event (programme agenda found here) focused 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 Cellular Science Programme Director, Michael Carroll 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, Rhys Goodhead , 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.

Due to technical error within the venue, the podcast recording was unable to be provided. Please find below the presentations of the talks that took place.

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.

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**

Cohort 6 HSST Induction

On 23rd  October 2019, we welcomed of our new Cohort 6 HSST trainees and over 25 workplace supervisors to The University of Manchester Innovation Centre (UMIC) for the programme induction.

In the morning, MAHSE Deputy Director Professor Anne White introduced the DClinSci programme followed by Dr. Nathan Proudlove and Karen Cosgrove providing insight to Section A and workshops. We also welcomed Helen Hunter, a Cohort 4 trainee to share her experiences of HSST thus far.

There was a networking opportunity for delegates and information stands for NSHCS, MAHSE, Manchester Metropolitan University and The University of Manchester and MAHSE Lay Representatives.

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. This was followed up with a Q&A session with the panel of speakers, questions and responses are provided below.

 

The day concluded with a keynote speaker from the Deputy Chief Scientific Officer of NHS England, Angela Douglas MBE.

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. An Introduction to the DClinSci – Prof. Anne White
  2. Introduction to Section A of the DClinSci – Dr. Nathan Proudlove
  3. Introudction to Section C of the DClinSci – Prof. Anne White
  4. Workshops and how to get the most out of them – Karen Cosgrove
  5. What I wish I’d known in my first year – Helen Hunter
  6. SLIDO Questions for MAHSE and the universities from the Cohort 6 HSST induction
  7. Key Note Speak  – Angela Douglas MBE

Registration now open for MAHSE STP Open Day! – 8 Jan 2020

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

 

MAHSE is holding its annual STP Open Day:

A draft programme for event can be found here:

http://mahse.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/MAHSE-STP-Open-Day-Programme-2020-DRAFT.pdf

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.

For more information about the event please see our previous post 

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.

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.

MAHSE STP Open Day – 8 January 2020 (for prospective STP trainees)

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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 and Respiratory & Sleep Sciences
  • Cellular Sciences
  • Clinical Bioinformatics
  • Clinical Pharmaceutical Science
  • Genomic Sciences
  • Neurosensory Sciences
  • Reconstructive Sciences.

MAHSE is holding its annual STP Open Day:

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.