This module will allow you to safely practice in a cardiac physiology department. Supervised by qualified cardiac physiologists, you will perform cardiac investigations 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 patients and complex pathologies.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Produce a “Record of Experience” which cumulatively records/provides evidence of the skills, knowledge and attitudes gained.
- Appraise the underpinning principles of routine cardiac investigations integrating knowledge of basic and clinical science, including test selection.
- Demonstrate the standards of professional behaviour expected of a ‘Healthcare Science Practitioner’
- Demonstrate competence for a range of non-invasive investigations including: • Electrocardiography and interpretation • Blood pressure measurement • Ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring and analysis • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring • Cardiac stress testing
- Interpret test data from a range of non-invasive cardiac investigations.
- Demonstrate effective communications with a range of patients and healthcare care professionals.
Indications and contraindications for testing
Health and safety, including safe handling of reagents
Graphical representation of results and interpretation
Safe decontamination of equipment
Quality standards, control and assurance for all activities
Care pathways for patients with cardiovascular disease
Electrocardiography, including recognition and interpretation of abnormal findings across a range of patients
Blood pressure measurement
Immediate life support
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Assist with cardiac stress testing
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Learning will be facilitated by placement educators. A variety of teaching and learning methods may include the following:
- Demonstration by a recognised clinical educator in the placement facility
- Supervised patient contact using mentorship
- Staff and student led presentations
- Case 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.
- E-learning resources: Blackboard site
- Learning resources in practice area.
- Practice Placement handbook.
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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.Clinical Portfolio
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.