This module will consolidate and expand your knowledge and clinical practice. Clinical specialists will deliver the theoretical and practical aspects of this module. Using our dedicated clinical skills facility, you will apply the theory and perform a range of cardiac and respiratory tests on model patients before venturing out into your clinical placement.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of patient-centred care and effective MDT working in the investigation and treatment of patients.
- Understand the application of safe and effective clinical practice in diagnostic physiological investigation including; Clinical Electrocardiography Non-invasive blood pressure measurement Ambulatory Electrocardiography - Application Ambulatory Blood Pressure - Application Spirometry Oxygen saturation
- Understand the basic principles underpinning the routine investigations and procedures carried out in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular and respiratory & sleep pathologies
- Identify abnormal changes within physiological systems and measurements and relate to the underlying pathophysiology within cardiovascular respiratory and sleep science.
- Describe the role of Cardiology, Vascular, Respiratory & Sleep Science healthcare science practitioners in relevant patient pathways
- Understand the pathophysiology underlying a range of common cardiovascular respiratory and sleep disorders.
Application of safe and effective clinical practice in physiological measurement
- Risk management
- Infection control
- Team working
- Partners in the management of disease
- Patient-centred care
- Disability including learning disabilities
- Children and adults
- Communication skills
Investigations and procedures carried out in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular, respiratory and sleep pathology
- Characteristics of recording equipment and their evaluation
- Common abbreviations and units
- Contextualise diagnostic data with respect to cardiovascular, respiratory and sleep pathology
- Introduction to treatment for common cardiovascular, respiratory and sleep pathologies
Introduction to Cardiology and Vascular Science
- Cardiac embryology and foetal developments
- Cardiac and vascular pathophysiology
Introduction to Respiratory and Sleep Science
- Pathophysiology of lung diseases
- Physiological measurement systems in the evaluation of lung function and sleep
- Dynamic lung volumes: mechanics, measurement and reference values
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Students will learn by exploring material in seminars and laboratory practicals 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
Norris, T (2019). Porth's Pathophysiology. Wolters-Kluwer.
Morris, F (2008). The ABC of Clinical Electrocardiography. BMJ Publishing.
Guyton, A (2009). Textbook of Medical Physiology. Elsevier.
Soparkar, G (2009). Questions and Answers Sleep Apnea. Zlivris.
West, J. (2008). Pulmonary Pathophysiology The Essentials.. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Klabunde, R (2006). Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts. Elsevier.
Elsevier (2007). Fundamentals of sleep technology.
Aaronson, P. (2004). Cardiovascular System at a Glance. Wiley Blackwell.
Cotes, J (2006). Lung function: physiology, measurement and application in medicine.
Marieb, E (2007). Human Anatomy & Physiology. Pearsons.
Both components of the summative assessment must be passed
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Exam
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: External