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.
- Describe the role of Cardiology, Vascular, Respiratory & Sleep Science healthcare science practitioners in relevant patient pathways
- Identify abnormal changes within physiological systems and measurements and relate to the underlying pathophysiology within cardiovascular respiratory and sleep science.
- Understand the basic principles underpinning the routine investigations and procedures carried out in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular and respiratory & sleep pathologies
- Understand the application of safe and effective clinical practice in diagnostic physiological measurement including; Clinical Electrocardiography Non-invasive blood pressure measurement Spirometry Oxygen saturation
- 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
Introduction to Cardiology and Vascular Science
- Cardiac embryology and foetal developments
- Cardiac and vascular pathophysiology
Investigations and procedures carried out in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac and vascular disease
- Contextualise diagnostic data with respect to cardiac pathology
- Characteristics of recording equipment and their evaluation
- Ultrasound and physiological measurement systems in the evaluation of the vascular system
- Common abbreviations and units
Introduction to Respiratory and Sleep Science
- Investigations and procedures carried out in the diagnosis and treatment of respiratory disease including sleep disorders
- Characteristics of equipment and their evaluation
- Calibration and quality control procedures
- Pathophysiology of lung diseases
- Communicable disease and microbiological hazards in the Respiratory Laboratory
- Methods of sterilisation and disinfection
- Physiological measurement systems in the evaluation of lung function
- Dynamic lung volumes and transfer factors: mechanics and measurement
- Physiological measurement systems used to measure respiration during sleep
- Calculation of reference values
- Pharmacology and therapeutics of bronchodilators
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
Guyton, A (2009). Textbook of Medical Physiology. Elsevier.
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.
West, J. (2008). Pulmonary Pathophysiology The Essentials.. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
Lee-Chiong, T (2009). Sleep: a comprehensive handbook.
Morris, F (2008). The ABC of Clinical Electrocardiography. BMJ Publishing.
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