Last Updated: 29th August 2019

I have failed on the ‘Scientific Practice’ (or other) domain on two of my mock OSFA stations. Could I have more information on this domain to help me improve in this area of work?

The domains against which you are assessed are those derived from the 5 indicators of Good Scientific Practice published by the Academy for Healthcare Science:Professional Practice, Scientific Practice, Clinical Practice, Research and Development and Innovation, Clinical Leadership.

This document sets out the principles, values and standards of behaviour and practice for healthcare scientists and can be found on the Academy’s website.

The domains and how they are used in a station marking scheme are further described in detail in the ‘Preparing for the OSFAs – Guidance for trainees’.

Please review the guidance given in this document including the descriptions against the domains together with your feedback and discuss with your Training Officer to help you identify and address particular skills needs.