Aim of this module
This work based module will provide the trainee with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and some basic skills of clinical assessment and investigation used in the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients of all ages in a range of clinical settings and care, e.g. medical assessment, neonatal care, integrated care, critical care and community-based services. Integral to this will be a greater understanding of the role of other related diagnostic modalities such as Radiology and Pathology. In this themed pathway this module will be particularly focused on the assessment and investigation of patients with hearing and balance problems, the central and peripheral neurological systems and those with vision difficulties as well as commonly associated co- morbid conditions.
Integral to this module is the opportunity for the trainee to gain a greater understanding of the role of other related diagnostic modalities such as Radiology and Pathology. This module will give the trainee knowledge and understanding of the interpretation and clinical decision making associated with clinical assessment and investigations in the context of differential diagnosis, together with an understanding of the principles of operation, data acquisition and quality assurance of other diagnostic service modalities.
|Number||Work-based learning outcome||Title||Knowledge|
Assist with obtaining a clinical history using a logical sequence/framework, which might include:
Assist in a range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in a variety of clinical settings, recognising when results deviate from normal values/findings and appreciating the implication of results on patient treatment and care, for example:
Cardiac, Vascular, Respiratory and Sleep Science
Gastrointestinal Physiology and Urodynamic Science
See relevant rotational modules for integration of clinical experience, competence and knowledge requirements.
View and identify key anatomical landmarks and abnormal pathology related to the relevant body systems on images obtained using ionising and/or non-ionising imaging media.
Review and assist in making measurements on images on Picture Archiving Systems (PACS).
Assist in performing pathology tests with relevance to the routine investigation of relevant conditions, including the production of results, reference ranges and clinical interpretative reports, e.g.
Critically evaluate the role of calibration and quality assurance in pathology and imaging departments in ensuring accuracy of test outcomes and identifying any potential errors or risks when applied in clinical practice.
Devise evidence-based diagnostic plans for presenting signs and symptoms and clinical information.
Assimilate reports from pathology and imaging investigations from patients typically referred to cardiac, vascular, respiratory and sleep or neurosensory science or gastrointestinal/urodynamic sciences present the findings for review by the clinical team and propose a differential diagnosis.
Investigate the needs and options for patients referred to physiological services within neurosensory science or gastrointestinal/urodynamic sciences or cardiac, vascular, respiratory and sleep services as relevant.
Work within multidisciplinary teams to support the investigation, treatment and management of patients with relevant conditions to neurosensory science or gastrointestinal physiology and urodynamic sciences or cardiac, vascular, respiratory and sleep services as relevant.
|You must complete|
|1 Case-based discussion(s)|
|1 of the following DOPS / OCEs|
|Use IT Systems to produce a report||DOPS|
|Assimilate reports from pathology and imaging investigations with diagnostic results appropriate to the theme and be able to present the finding for review by the clinical team||DOPS|
|Take an appropriate history using a logical sequence||OCE|
The academic parts of this module will be detailed and communicated to you by your university. Please contact them if you have questions regarding this module and its assessments. The module titles in your MSc may not be exactly identical to the work-based modules shown in the e-portfolio. Your modules will be aligned, however, to ensure that your academic and work-based learning are complimentary.