They must also complete the mandatory units; the content for which is taken from:

  • PTP Healthcare Science Degree Syllabus
  • Level 4 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 4 BTEC Certificate
  • Good Scientific Practice
  • Healthcare Science Practitioner Standards of Proficiency

Medical Physics

Unit Number Unit Status Potential employer choices for learner unit selection Level Unit
credits
1 Mandatory Skills for Life-long Learning 4 2
2 Mandatory Professional Practice and Person-centred Care 4 5
3 Mandatory Legal and Ethical Context of Practice 4 3
4 Mandatory Health, Safety and Security in the Healthcare Science Environment 4 3
5 Mandatory Technical Scientific Services 4 5
6 Mandatory Effective Communication in Healthcare 4 4
7 Mandatory Audit, Research, Development and Innovation 4 5
8 Mandatory Leadership and Team Work 4 3
9 Mandatory Teaching, Learning and Assessing Practical Skills 4 4
10 Mandatory Continuing Personal and Professional Development 4 3
11 Optional Scientific Basis of Healthcare Science: Clinical Science 4 25
15 Optional Scientific Basis of Healthcare Science: Mathematics, Statistics and Physical Sciences 4 10
103 Optional Scientific Basis of Physical Sciences: Mathematics, Statistics and Informatics 4 10
106 Optional Scientific Basis of Physical Sciences: Scientific Basis of Medical Physics 4 30
117 Optional Working Practices in Physical Sciences 4 5
118-120 Optional Radiotherapy Physics in Practice OR Nuclear Medicine OR Radiation Physics in Practice 4 20
      Total credits = 137

Blood sciences - Biochemistry

Unit Number Unit Status Potential employer choices for learner unit selection Level Unit
credits
1 Mandatory Skills for Life-long Learning 4 2
2 Mandatory Professional Practice and Person-centred Care 4 5
3 Mandatory Legal and Ethical Context of Practice 4 3
4 Mandatory Health, Safety and Security in the Healthcare Science Environment 4 3
5 Mandatory Technical Scientific Services 4 5
6 Mandatory Effective Communication in Healthcare 4 4
7 Mandatory Audit, Research, Development and Innovation 4 5
8 Mandatory Leadership and Team Work 4 3
9 Mandatory Teaching, Learning and Assessing Practical Skills 4 4
10 Mandatory Continuing Personal and Professional Development 4 3
11 Optional Scientific Basis of Healthcare Science: Clinical Science 4 25
15 Optional Scientific Basis of Healthcare Science: Mathematics, Statistics and Physical Sciences 4 10
16 Optional Point of Care Testing 4 5
18 Optional The Science Behind the Cure 4 20
19 Optional General laboratory Practice 4 11
29 Optional Clinical Biochemistry in Practice (required to be taken with unit 19) 4 30
      Total credits = 138

Infection Science

Unit Number Unit Status Potential employer choices for learner unit selection Level Unit
credits
1 Mandatory Skills for Life-long Learning 4 2
2 Mandatory Professional Practice and Person-centred Care 4 5
3 Mandatory Legal and Ethical Context of Practice 4 3
4 Mandatory Health, Safety and Security in the Healthcare Science Environment 4 3
5 Mandatory Technical Scientific Services 4 5
6 Mandatory Effective Communication in Healthcare 4 4
7 Mandatory Audit, Research, Development and Innovation 4 5
8 Mandatory Leadership and Team Work 4 3
9 Mandatory Teaching, Learning and Assessing Practical Skills 4 4
10 Mandatory Continuing Personal and Professional Development 4 3
11 Optional Scientific Basis of Healthcare Science: Clinical Science 4 25
14 Optional Scientific Basis of Healthcare Science: Epidemiology and Public Health 4 10
15 Optional Scientific Basis of Healthcare Science: Mathematics, Statistics and Physical Sciences 4 10
18 Optional The Science Behind the Cure 4 20
19 Optional General laboratory Practice 4 11
37 Optional Microbiology in Practice (must be taken with unit 19) 4 30
      Total credits = 143

Reproductive Science

Unit Number Unit Status Potential employer choices for learner unit selection Level Unit
credits
1 Mandatory Skills for Life-long Learning 4 2
2 Mandatory Professional Practice and Person-centred Care 4 5
3 Mandatory Legal and Ethical Context of Practice 4 3
4 Mandatory Health, Safety and Security in the Healthcare Science Environment 4 3
5 Mandatory Technical Scientific Services 4 5
6 Mandatory Effective Communication in Healthcare 4 4
7 Mandatory Audit, Research, Development and Innovation 4 5
8 Mandatory Leadership and Team Work 4 3
9 Mandatory Teaching, Learning and Assessing Practical Skills 4 4
10 Mandatory Continuing Personal and Professional Development 4 3
11 Optional Scientific Basis of Healthcare Science: Clinical Science 4 25
14 Optional Scientific Basis of Healthcare Science: Epidemiology and Public Health 4 10
15 Optional Scientific Basis of Healthcare Science: Mathematics, Statistics and Physical Sciences 4 10
20 Optional Procedures for Witnessing in the HFEA Licensed Fertility Clinic 3 2
21 Optional Check documentation of Consent in the HFEA Licensed Fertility Clinic 3 3
22 Optional Identify and instruct individuals providing semen samples in the HFEA Licensed Fertility Clinic 3 3
23 Optional Laboratory practice in the HFEA Licensed Reproductive Science Laboratory 4 3
24 Optional Principles and Organisation of Services in the HFEA Licensed Fertility Clinic 4 3
25 Optional Reproductive Sciences: Human Body Systems – Biological Basis of Reproductive Systems 4 4
26 Optional Prepare Culture Systems for Gametes and Embryos in the HFEA-licensed Reproductive Science Laboratory 4 5
27 Optional Prepare Documents for the Transport of Gametes and Embryos to and from other Fertility Clinics 4 5
28 Optional Semen Assessment 4 5
      Total credits = 105

Physiological Sciences: Cardiovascular

Unit Number Unit Status Potential employer choices for learner unit selection Level Unit
credits
1 Mandatory Skills for Life-long Learning 4 2
2 Mandatory Professional Practice and Person-centred Care 4 5
3 Mandatory Legal and Ethical Context of Practice 4 3
4 Mandatory Health, Safety and Security in the Healthcare Science Environment 4 3
5 Mandatory Technical Scientific Services 4 5
6 Mandatory Effective Communication in Healthcare 4 4
7 Mandatory Audit, Research, Development and Innovation 4 5
8 Mandatory Leadership and Team Work 4 3
9 Mandatory Teaching, Learning and Assessing Practical Skills 4 4
10 Mandatory Continuing Personal and Professional Development 4 3
11 Optional Scientific Basis of Healthcare Science: Clinical Science 4 25
49 Optional Scientific Basis of Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Sleep Science: Cardiac Embryology, Anatomy and Physiology 4 15
52 Optional Principles of Ultrasound 4 3
53 Optional Recognising ECG Abnormalities in Adults 4 10
54 Optional Ambulatory ECG Monitoring 4 20
55 Optional Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring 4 15
56 Optional Assist in Cardiac Stress Testing (must be taken with unit 53) 4 6
      Total credits = 131