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Children are a complex patient group who require special management, but who form a significant part of the caseload in both specialities. By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will gain paediatric knowledge including the initial clinical assessment of the child presenting with symptoms and signs suggesting a gastrointestinal or urodynamic disorder. They will be expected to appreciate the limitations of appropriate physiological measurements on children with particular emphasis on the effects of ionising radiation. They will recognise, deliver and report the appropriate physiological test to address the findings from initial clinical assessment and critically apply their knowledge of management options available during discussions with the supervising clinician based on investigation findings. They will critically evaluate their own response to both normal and complex situations using the professional attributes and insights required of a Consultant Clinical Scientist. Particular emphasis will be placed on how the child perceives the investigation, preservation of dignity and safety e.g. effects of ionising radiation.
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to critically analyse, synthesise and apply their knowledge with respect to paediatric investigations including:
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of current research and its application to the performance and mastery of the following technical skills appropriate to delivery of the physiological investigations above, including the following technical skills:
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to critically reflect and apply in practice a range of clinical and communication skills to advise and communicate effectively with patients, relevant clinicians and other healthcare professionals. They will demonstrate a critical understanding of current relevant research, theory and knowledge and its application to the performance of clinical skills, applying rigorous scientific critiques to the evaluation of data related to clinical practice in the support of clinical decision making and patient management and critically reflect on their performance and be able to:
By the end of the module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to critically evaluate their own response to both normal and complex situations consistently demonstrating the professional attributes and insights required of a Consultant Clinical Scientist working within the limits of professional competence. The Clinical Scientist in HSST will recognise the special issues in relation to consent, legal and regulatory issues and (for young children) inability to communicate. They will: