What are the HSST specialisms?

These are the specialisms for the Higher Specialist Scientist Training programme.


These are the current HSST Specialties however, there are not always posts for each individual specialism. Available posts are decided on a yearly basis.

  • Analytical Toxicology
  • Audiological Sciences
  • Bioinformatics (Genomics)
  • Cardiac Science
  • Clinical and Laboratory Transfusion
  • Clinical Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biomedical Engineering
  • Clinical Immunology
  • Clinical Scientific Computing (Physical Sciences)
  • Gastrointestinal Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Haematology
  • Health Informatics
  • Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics
  • Imaging Physics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Pathology of Acquired Disease
  • Molecular Pathology of Infection
  • Neurophysiological Science
  • Ophthalmic and Vision Sciences
  • Radiotherapy Physics
  • Reconstructive Sciences
  • Reproductive Science
  • Respiratory and Sleep Sciences
  • Urological Science
  • Vascular Science
  • Virology

Specialisms in the glossary

You can find a description of these specialisms in our glossary.


Last updated on 29th July 2021