Module - Quality, Standards and Legislation (HBI131)

HSST

Aim of this module

The Clinical Scientist in HSST will be required to lead high-quality, safe physical sciences services to ensure they comply with the requirements of current national and international standards and legislation. Of particular emphasis is the role of standards and legislation in promoting safe, high-quality care for all users of healthcare services.

By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to analyse, synthesise and apply their knowledge and understanding of the standards, legislation and guidance relating to: (i) medical devices; (ii) infrastructure and software development; (iii) data security; and (iv) network management in a range of environments, including hospitals, primary care and the patient’s home. They will identify and, where appropriate, contribute feedback during the development of local, national and international standards, and lead their implementation and monitoring in their area of clinical practice.

They will also understand the governance of issues around medical device development and the use and role of standards, legislation, guidance and best practice in providing safe and effective clinical services that use medical technologies. The Clinical Scientist in HSST will understand reporting structures in relation to incidents involving potential breaches of standards, legislation and guidance, including how to manage and investigate the root cause of such incidents.

The Clinical Scientist in HSST will also be expected to consistently demonstrate the attitudes and behaviours necessary for the role of a CCS leading safe, high-quality healthcare services.

Knowledge and understanding


By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to analyse, synthesise, evaluate and critically apply their expert knowledge of standards, legislation and guidance, including:

Quality

Synthesising the relevance of standards and their use in healthcare

Software standards

Legislation and guidance

Technical and Clinical Skills


By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of quality, standards, legislation and guidance in their area of clinical practice. They will apply their knowledge in their area of Physical Sciences, performing and mastering the following technical and clinical skills, and will be able to:

Quality

Standards and policies

Legislation

Communications

In addition, Clinical Scientists in HSST will be expected to reflect on the challenges of applying research to practice in relation to these areas of practice and suggest improvements, building on a critique of available evidence.