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HPRS3027 Work Based Training 3 Cardiac Physiology (Clinical Portfolio)

Module Overview

This module will allow you to demonstrate that the knowledge and skills you have gained are consistent with those required for professional registration. Accordingly, you will develop a clinical portfolio detailing you clinical/professional experience gained whilst on placement across a range of cardiac investigations, patients and pathologies.

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Apply principles of non-invasive and invasive cardiac investigations, integrating in-depth knowledge of physiology and pathophysiology for appropriate patient management.
  • Practice independently demonstrating competence in a range of non-invasive and invasive cardiac investigations including: Cardiac catheter based procedures including intervention Cardiac rhythm management including implantation and post implant checks • Electrocardiography and interpretation • Blood pressure measurement and interpretation • Ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring application and analysis • Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring application and analysis • Cardiac stress testing investigations
  • Lead and co-ordinate patient episodes to produce diagnostic data and analyse test data from a range of non-invasive and invasive cardiac investigations.
  • Critically appraise test data and patient history across a range of cardiac and non-cardiac pathologies and produce a report to inform patient care and treatment pathway.
  • Produce a Clinical Portfolio which cumulatively provides evidence of the skills, knowledge and attitudes gained.


- Working alongside healthcare professionals in a multitude of clinical scenarios - Performing a range of investigations on patients with a diverse range of pathologies - Collecting and interpreting clinical evidence demonstrating your competence in cardiac physiology

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

Clinical Practice375
Total study time375



MethodPercentage contribution
Clinical Portfolio 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Clinical Portfolio 100%


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 may be 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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