TSCIPP stands for 'Trauma Science and Care of the Injured Patient Programme'. This is a 4 year SSC developed by the Centre for Trauma Sciences that offers a unique opportunity for medical students to gain both clinical and research experience from some of the best trauma staff in the country.

A breakdown of the programme years can be found below:

TSCIPP Year 1 – Trauma care systems (MBBS Year 2)

Year one of the programme is designed to allow student to gain an insight into the holistic care which Trauma Systems provide to patients. This year will introduce students to various parts of the trauma care pathway through extensive clinical observership. The two-week SSC block will be utilised to embed students into the teams contributing to patient care including: rehabilitation, trauma ward round, surgery, interventional radiology and anaesthesia.  This clinical theme will run throughout the four years with students continuing to carry out shifts and develop their understanding and clinical skills.

TSCIPP Year 2 – Intro to Public Health (MBBS Year 3 / GEP Yr 2)

Year two will build on the clinical knowledge gathered earlier in the programme and allow students to develop areas of interest. The focus of this year will be to introduce students to the role of public health in Trauma Care and how the public health approach can be utilised to prevent traumatic injuries. Students will explore areas of interest with relevant public health insight and produce materials suitable for public dissemination. Students will also begin to take part in observerships with clinical research fellows and become familiar with C4TS studies and how research data is collected.

TSCIPP Year 3 – Research (MBBS Year 4)

Year three will focus on carrying out research. Students will identify an area of interest and a suitable supervisor in order to carry out their project. This will involve where necessary: designing research methodologies, ensuring ethical approval, appropriate consenting, collecting data, analysing finding and sharing findings. Students will be expected to appraise relevant research and present their findings in both written and oral formats.

TSCIPP Year 4 – Education, Leadership and Peer-Mentorship (MBBS Year 5)

The final year of the course focuses on transferable skills which will help students in their future careers. Through organising peer-teaching sessions and Trauma Lates students will develop their personal teaching and leadership styles. This will give students the opportunity to receive feedback from peers in order to improve. Further to this, students will take on the responsibility of mentoring a TSCIPP year 1 student to whom they will provide academic and pastoral support. During this year students will be encouraged and supported in preparing their research findings for dissemination at scientific conferences and in scientific journals.


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