This module will introduce you to the theoretical concepts and application of testing the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Our dedicated clinical skills facilities will allow you to apply your knowledge in a safe environment under the supervision of clinical experts. The inclusion of model patients will provide you with confidence and the communication skills required whilst out on your year 1 clinical placements.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Outline the anatomy and physiology relating to cardiac vascular, respiratory and sleep science.
- Understand the fundamental principles of routine diagnostic investigations in cardiovascular respiratory and sleep science.
- Understand the application of safe and effective clinical practice in diagnostic physiological measurement in normal subjects including 12 lead ECG, non-invasive blood pressure, oxygen saturation and spirometry.
- Use correct terminology when discussing scientific issues
Anatomy and physiology applied to cardiology, vascular, respiratory and sleep science.
- Sleep / wake cycle and common sleep disorders
- Anatomy of the vasculature and blood flow
- Diseases of the vascular system
- The cardiac cycle and control of the circulation
- Fundamental cardiac electrophysiology
- Investigations and procedures performed for the diagnosis of cardiac disease
- Introduction to the recognition and interpretation of normal ECG waveforms
- Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
- Anatomy and physiology of central and autonomic nervous systems
- Control of respiration during sleep
- Control of sleep wake cycle
- Investigations and procedures performed for the diagnosis of respiratory and sleep disorders
- Calibration and quality control procedures
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Students will learn by exploring material in seminars and laboratory practical's in conjunction with directed learning. Students will be encouraged to take responsibility for the development of their own learning by utilising a variety of means such as multimedia resources, and the library, and by self-directed development of the study skills necessary to access these resources.
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Resources & Reading list
Marieb, E. (2018). Human Anatomy & Physiology. Pearson.
Ward, J., Ward, J. & Weiner C (2006). The Respiratory System at a Glance. Wiley-Blackwell.
Klabunde, R. (2005). Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Opie,l. (2004). Heart Physiology: From Cell to Circulation. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Aaronson, P., Ward J & Connolly, M. (2012). The Cardiovascular System at a Glance. Wiley.
Butkov, N., Lee-Chiong, T. (2007). Fundamentals of sleep technology. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins..
Chokroverty, S. & Thomas, R. (2005). Atlas of Sleep Medicine. Elsevier.
Guyton, A. & Hall, J. (2009). Textbook of Medical Physiology. Elsevier.
West, J (2008). Pulmonary Pathophysiology. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Morris, F. (2008). The ABC of Clinical Electrocardiography. BMJ Books.
Sunthareswaran, R. (2004). Cardiovascular System. Mosby’s.
McNicholas, W & Phillipson, E (2008). Breathing Disorders in Sleep. Saunders.
Formative assessment descriptionBlackboard quizzes
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Referral assessment description
Repeat type: External