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1 UWE Bristol Work-based Flexible Learning: The New FdSc Healthcare Science Degree Craig Donaldson or

2 Practitioner Training Programmes Healthcare Science(Life Sciences) Blood Sciences Cellular Sciences Genetic Sciences Infection Sciences Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences) Cardiac Physiology Respiratory & Sleep Physiology

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4 Models of Provision 3 models proposed Model 1: working in a HCS specialism –i.e. within blood sciences specialism of the Life Sciences division –trainee associate would undertake a programme based on the first two years of the PTP BSc (Hons), including the work-based assessment and would exit with a FdSc

5 Models of Provision 3 models proposed Model 2: working across a HCS division –work primarily within one specialism within a division, but undertake additional roles from other specialisms within that division. –i.e. roles are emerging across cardiac physiology, respiratory physiology and vascular science specialisms. –Associate practitioners would complete the FdSc in their primary specialism and undertake additional learning modules and work based training in the additional specialism areas as required.

6 Models of Provision 3 models proposed Model 3: working across HCS divisions –Cross divisional roles across life sciences, physiological sciences and physics and engineering may emerge within community and acute care settings

7 Models of Provision Programme delivery must be accessible and flexible. Should include part-time taught courses, distance learning and blended learning options. Must carry academic credit to ensure individuals are eligible to progress to the practitioner training programme (PTP). To maximise the scope for career progression, the MSC models for the provision of these programmes are drawn from the PTP curricula.

8 MSC CAREER FRAMEWORK 2-4 Core Modules – related to main functions of roles ASSOCIATE 5 modules The use of Scientific method in healthcare science The legal, ethical and regulatory context of healthcare science Working in Partnership with patients, colleagues and other professionals Investigation, Diagnosis, treatment and management of human disease and disorders Safety, security and well-being in the healthcare science working environment

9 MSC CAREER FRAMEWORK 2-4 Themed Modules – related to main functions of roles ASSOCIATE Select relevant modules Pathology Investigations of disease and disorders Clinical investigation of human functions and systems Investigating with imaging techniques Physics and Engineering in Healthcare Science

10 MSC CAREER FRAMEWORK 2-4 Pathology Investigations of Disease and Disorders 70 credits Introduction to biology of disease15Principles and practice of basic investigations in pathology 20 Introduction to Microbiology20Principles of scientific measurement in pathology 20 Introduction to molecular biology20Analytical techniques and instrumentation in pathology 20 Introduction to genetics20Analysis and measurement in the pathology laboratory 20 Introduction to Cell Sciences20 Infection and Immunity20 Introduction to Transfusion science20Basic pharmacology and therapeutics15 Fundamentals of biochemistry and cell biology 20Tissues and transplantation15 Metabolism and disease20Biology of reproduction15 Biology of Micro-organisms20Physiology of Human Regulation and Reproduction 15 Immunology and disease20Genetics in practice15 Cellular and Molecular Pathology20

11 Healthcare Science (Level-1) Core –Scientific Basis of Life –Principles in HCS Themed –Pathophysiology of Disease 20 credits core 4 x 5 credit options –Anatomy & Physiology 20 credits core 4 x 5 credit options

12 Healthcare Science (Level-2) Core –Scientific Measurement –Professional Aspects HCS Themed –Healthcare Science in Practice Blood Science Genetics Infection Tissue Cardiovascular Respiratory & Sleep Integrated Pathophysiology Variety captured within negotiated learning agreement

13 Sept Oct Nov Dec Feb Jan Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug week Year 1: 4 weeks teaching/assessment at UWE 1 week Weeks Sept Oct Nov Dec Feb Jan Mar Apr May Jun 1 week Year 2: 3 weeks and 2 days teaching/assessment at UWE 1 week 1 day 1 week Weeks Pattern of Delivery Coursework Competency Portfolio Exam Jul Aug

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15 Liaison Divisional Workforce Groups / SW MSC Implementation Board - regular meetings Department of Health MSC Team – meeting with UWE and employers July 2012 Meetings with Cogent, Skills Sector Council for the Science Based Industries Employer Liaison Group /Working Party FdSc Applied Bioscience Technology FdSc Chemical Science

16 Questions / Feedback What demand do you see for the programme? Flexible programme – what content would enhance your future demands? Are there any additional features you feel we should consider? or


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