This shared module builds upon the preceding 'Foundations of Health Sciences' and 'Principles of Health Sciences' modules by challenging students to demonstrate knowledge in a more applied fashion. On completion of this module, you will be expected to be able to describe, in detail, the biopsychosocial approach using relevant evidence to apply this model to your own clinical practice.
Using a variety of case study approaches, this module will serve to extend your knowledge and understanding of the basic structure and function of the cardiovascular- and respiratory systems, as delivered in the Foundations of Health Sciences module. More complex descriptions of the anatomy and physiological processes involved in normal functioning of these systems will provided. In addition, various pathophysiological processes will be explored in relation to a number of relevant health conditions.
You will gain an insight into the strategies that facilitate effective communication in a healthcare setting. You will be given opportunity to consider and practice communication skills through written and verbal interaction with peers, academics, clinicians and patients, where applicable.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Describe the detailed structure and function, and the key anatomical and physiological changes associated with a range of common pathologies and health conditions affecting the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
- Demonstrate your ability to search for and utilise appropriate research evidence and be aware of advances in healthcare research and innovation.
- Demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the integrated nature of anatomical, pathophysiological, and psychosocial factors that may influence the patient experience.
- Demonstrate your understanding of effective communication in healthcare and describe how this may impact upon your ability to communicate with a range of individuals, including, but not limited to, patients, care givers and practitioners.
Using a range of case study approaches that are reflective of current practice, the syllabus may include information pertaining to the following:
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems:
- Various pathologies of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems (e.g., heart defects, cardiovascular disease, thrombus / embolus formation, infarction, oedema, COPD, asthma, infection)
- Factors influencing a patient's health-related quality of life
- Theory and application of effective strategies for communicating with peers / patients / care givers / practitioners, in consideration of the many differing backgrounds of individuals (e.g., differing ages / with learning disabilities / experiencing mental health problems, i.e., stress, anxiety, depression).
- Understanding, accessing, and critiquing research evidence
- Evidence-based practice
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
This shared module will use a blended-learning approach, with a range of teaching and learning activities. You will be directed to attend lead lectures which are identified as essential to underpin your knowledge and future practice. You should also gain the skills necessary to manage your own learning, and to exercise initiative, and personal and professional responsibility.
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Resources & Reading list
Elaine Marieb and Katja Hoehn (2018). Human Anatomy and Physiology. Pearson.
Carol Mattson Porth (2015). Essentials of Pathophysiology. Wolters Kluwer.
This is how we’ll give you feedback as you are learning. It is not a formal test or exam.Proposal and plan
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