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Clinical Scientists in HSST will be equipped with the skills to counsel and support patients with gastrointestinal and urological disease. In this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will recognise that many patients find it difficult to talk about and discuss GI and urological conditions that often have a major effect on quality of life. Furthermore, there is significant morbidity and mortality associated with these diseases that is likely to increase with the changing demographic profile of the nation and a proportion of patients will also be dealing with life-threatening diseases. This module will equip the Clinical Scientist in HSST with core counselling skills to allow dignified patient interactions in the context of gastrointestinal and/or urological disease.
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to critically analyse, synthesise and critically apply their knowledge with respect to the practice of gastrointestinal physiology and/or urodynamics whilst working independently within their scope of practice including:
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to respond to the needs of individual patients to counsel and support patients using a range of clinical communication skills whilst critically reflecting on practice. Clinical Scientists in HSST will be expected to respond to difficult situations independently whilst recognising when to refer for further support.
By the end of this 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 referring as appropriate to senior staff and will: