This Doctoral level academic programme will formalise and facilitate the development of clinical scientists through HSST as they:
- Create and interpret new knowledge, through original research scholarship requiring advanced academic enquiry;
- Systematically acquire and apply a substantial body of scientific and clinical knowledge at the forefront of their specialism and embrace the future scientific and technological advances within the field;
- Systematically acquire, develop and apply the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment as a consultant clinical scientist or equivalent, requiring the exercise of personal responsibility and taking largely autonomous initiative in complex and unpredictable situations.
The five-year programme will equate to 540 credits split across the three sections of the programme namely Leadership and Professional Development, Specialist Scientific Clinical Programme and Research, Development and Innovation and will develop the knowledge, skills, experience, behaviours and attitudes required of a clinical leader in an evolving and rapidly developing health and life sciences sector.
The doctoral-level programme will be designed in a modular format, and although successful completion of the totality of the programme will lead to the award of a professional doctorate, it is not an essential requirement for those in the life sciences where clinical scientists in HSST must obtain the FRCPath and the learning outcomes of HSST including the ICS project to achieve the CCHSST.