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.