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Clinical Scientists in HSST will be equipped with the skills to critically appraise the evidence for a new diagnostic test or intervention. In this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will recognise that often there are conflicting scientific and financial imperatives for the adoption of new healthcare pathways. This module will also cover the tools used for critical appraisal of scientific literature, and also provide a grounding in health economics. This will equip the Clinical Scientist in HSST to assess critically the evidence and rationale for introducing new diagnostic services.
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 able to assess a proposed diagnostic or treatment pathway for scientific and financial value and will be able to choose objectively between two or more competing demands when resources are limited.
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: