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This is an introductory module to the structure and function of the human body and how it is affected by disease, delivered with a focus on healthcare science.
This module follows from the year 1 module in Professional Practice and further develops some topics as well as introducing others. The material is designed to provide support knowledge for the Healthcare Science student in their professional practice.
This module will give practitioners the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding which underpins the use of clinical assessment in the context of differential diagnosis. Practitioners will be expected to apply knowledge and basic skills of clinical assessment to their individual scope of practice within a cardiology, respiratory physiology or sleep-disordered breathing clinic. The opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the role of other diagnostic modalities such as radiology and pathology are integral to the module.
This module provides basic skills and knowledge in travel health. Specifically it explores pre-travel risk assessment and risk management, common tropical diseases, travel vaccines and preventive health advice for travellers.
In this module, students will develop their knowledge and skills in the care of patients with common respiratory conditions. Assessment and management of patients with respiratory disease will be explored in the context of national guidelines and strategies and students will be given the opportunity to become competent at investigating respiratory function using spirometry.
This module will examine the interactions of frequently prescribed drugs and their effect upon common pathologies. The module is aimed at enabling practitioners with a clinical diagnostic role to better identify iatrogenic effects of the drugs patients are prescribed, ensuring safer more objective practice. The module will be presented by a mixture of lectures and case based discussions, illustrating common iatrogenic presentations with a systems approach.
This module builds upon students existing knowledge as Registered health care practitioners and extends their skills into the arena of orthodox clinical diagnosis. It provides a systematic and comprehensive education in holistic clinical assessment and clinical reasoning. This is underpinned by a sound knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. Emphasis is placed upon the integration of knowledge, clinical methods and consultation skills into a competent consultation enabling the student to draw accurate clinical conclusions, which they can justify from a pathophysiological and psychosocial perspective.
This module builds upon the skills of clinical consultation, assessment and reasoning acquired in the Clinical Assessment and Diagnostic Skills 1 module to enhance and extend the student¿s diagnostic and management abilities. The student will learn to adapt the consultation to include any scenario, preparing for advanced practice in clinical settings. Emphasis will be upon reasoned differential diagnoses and the bio-clinical reasoning underlying the management of a holistic consultation.
This level 6 module will cover the pathophysiology of the following organ systems and disease e.g. ¿ Nervous System ¿ Endocrine System ¿ Renal System ¿ Immunology ¿ Cancer
This module builds on the students¿ knowledge and understanding of human physiological processes which are fundamental to health and wellbeing. Students should extend their comprehension of systems failure and the adverse effect this has on maintenance of health. Students should have a basic understanding of human anatomy and physiology.