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HPRS1036 Work-Based Training 1

Module Overview

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

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • 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
  • Demonstrate the standards of professional behaviour expected of a 'Healthcare Science Practitioner'
  • 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) Infection control 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.

Clinical Practice187.5
Total study time187.5


Assessment Strategy

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.


Assessment of Practice


MethodPercentage contribution
Assessment of Practice 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Assessment of Practice 100%

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Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Accommodation and Travel

Additional costs for travel and/or accommodation maybe incurred with this module.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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