This module will allow you to safely practice in a clinical environment. Supervised by experienced qualified staff, you will perform tests you have learnt within the programme's unique clinical skills facility base at University Hospital Southampton. The module will provide you with access to cardiac and respiratory patients.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Demonstrate the standards of professional behaviour expected of a 'Healthcare Science Practitioner'
- Demonstrate the ability to perform, under direct supervision, patient investigations in accordance with departmental protocols and safety regulations, including: a) 12 lead electrocardiogram on an adult patient b) Measurement of blood pressure using a manual device c) Spirometry on an adult patient d) Measurement of oxygen saturation (SpO2)
- Demonstrate the importance of developing and maintaining the patient-professional partnership
- Explain the structure of the organisation and inter-relationship of primary care, outpatient and inpatient services in their placement
- Produce and submit a clinical portfolio which accumulatively records evidence of the clinical skills, knowledge and knowledge gained.
Observe the work of a range of healthcare science departments, technologies and procedures
Observe the process for handling work requests from the receipt of the request to completion
Observe the patient journey from admission to discharge
Patient-centred care that is respectful of and responsive to individual patient preferences, needs and values, and ensuring that patient values guide all clinical decisions
Gain an understanding of the skills required to work safely in the clinical/laboratory/workshop/radiation environment
Record keeping, data protection, confidentiality
Gain an appreciation of how the NHS is structured
Team working and the role of MDT meetings
Meaning and role of professionalism and professions in healthcare
Roles of different professional groupings in healthcare science
Human and social diversity and its implications for relationships, behaviours and service provision in healthcare
Types of effective communication in the context of healthcare. Barriers to effective communication and strategies to overcome them
Interpersonal skills related to dealing with patients, carers and healthcare professionals
The skills needed to work as part of a team
Management and evaluation of adverse incidents
Data management (paper and electronic)
Basic Life Support
Reflective practice and its application
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Learning will be facilitated by practice educators/mentors. A variety of learning and facilitation methods may include the following:
- Demonstration by a recognised practice educator/mentor in the clinical environment
- Supervised patient/client contact using mentorship
- Staff and learner led presentations
- Case based discussion and presentations
- Ward rounds
- Attendance at clinics and opportunities to observe specialist treatments such as surgical interventions
- Departmental in-service programmes
- Peer support in the university and practice-based setting.
- Support from practice educators and visiting tutors (locality contact).
- E-Learning resources
- Learning resources in practice area.
- Practice Placement handbook.
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Your clinical practice will be assessed on a variety of patients by trained qualified staff, helping you to become competent at the appropriate level of your training.
This module is based within a clinical environment and can only be attempted in-person. Only two total attempts are allowed, irrespective of the regulatory conditions under which it is attempted. Any student who must re-attempt this module in a subsequent academic year must do so in attendance, as there is no external option.
If this is the only module taken in a specific academic year then the student will be suspended when not directly on placement. The attempt will be subject to pro-rata fees liability, which will be calculated based upon the credit total of the module. Any student choosing to re-attempt the module accepts the conditions described above and the fees liabilities defined, this includes any student who attempts this module as part of the conditional progression policy.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Assessment of Practice
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
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This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
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