Areas of Expertise
- Ventricular-arterial coupling
- Heart valve disease
- Point-of-care ultrasound
- Sub-clinical cardiovascular dysfunction
This is a module that builds upon SHC150 Professional Practice 1 and SHC230 Professional Practice 2 from years 1 and 2 to provide the student with an in depth understanding of professional practice as it applies to healthcare science.
This module will facilitate the planning, execution and dissemination of a research project with direct relevance to the clinical specialism. Students will be expected to plan, execute and disseminate a literature review, audit or service improvement project.
The module will prepare students for their professional role as a healthcare science practitioner in Cardiology. Students will gain an understanding of their role in the patient pathway and the importance of evidence-based practice that considers patient-centred care.
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 an underpinning knowledge of pathophysiology which is essential for accurate clinical examination and differential diagnosis by advanced practitioners.
Essential Echocardiography is designed as a bridging module to the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) accreditation, a post-registration professional qualification. Practitioners will develop the underpinning knowledge and skills to begin workplace training in preparation for the accreditation needed for autonomous practice. Applicants should note that BSE accreditation is an independent qualification examined by an external professional group not linked to the University. Completion of this module supports learning for echocardiography training but is not a guarantee of successful accreditation.
This module is used to underpin the applied knowledge required to understand the clinical presentation and management of specific long term and chronic conditions.