Practitioner Training Programme
The Practitioner Training Programme, or PTP, is an undergraduate training scheme that provides an accredited BSc in healthcare science. The PTP integrates work-based training with academic learning. In the first year, students will pursue broad scientific training before specialising in their chosen field in the second and third years.
Five areas are covered by the PTP, including:
Life sciences (blood sciences; infection sciences; tissue and cellular diagnostics; genetics)
Clinical engineering (medical engineering; radiation engineering; renal technology rehabilitation engineering)
Medical physics technology (radiotherapy physics, radiation physics; nuclear medicine)
Cardiovascular, respiratory and sleep sciences (cardiac physiology, respiratory and sleep physiology)
Neurosensory sciences (audiology; neurophysiology; ophthalmic and vision science)
Further information on healthcare science degrees can be found on the
NHS Careers website.