Module - Introduction to Cardiac Science (SPS104)
Clinical experiential learning is the range of activities trainees may undertake in order to gain the experience and evidence to demonstrate their achievement of module competencies and assessments. The list is not definitive or mandatory, but training officers should ensure, as best training practice, that trainees gain as many of these clinical experiences as possible. They should be included in training plans, and once undertaken they should support the completion of module assessments and competencies within the e-portfolio.
Clinical experiential learning
- Observe a range of routine investigations undertaken in Cardiac Science and critically evaluate how these investigations contribute to the diagnosis, management and care of patients, and the range of needs of people with disabilities within a typical care pathway for patients with common cardiac
- Attend outpatient clinics and/or inpatient ward rounds and/or physiologist/nurse-led clinics and discuss with your supervisor the diagnostic pathways linked to Cardiac Science, including suspected myocardial infarction, suspected angina and arrhythmia requiring
- Attend outpatient clinics and/or inpatient ward rounds to gain experience of the linkages between Cardiac Science and other clinical specialisms in the investigation of cardiac diseases, critically evaluate a medical treatment pathway for a cardiac patient and discuss the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care. (This may include ECG, ambulatory ECG monitoring, ambulatory BP monitoring, exercise testing, the catheter laboratory including diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, echocardiography, bradycardiac pacing and follow-up.)
- Attend a heart failure or cardiac rehabilitation clinic where patients with cardiac disease are treated, and discuss the role of nutrition in the management of cardiac
- Attend a multidisciplinary meeting and reflect on the way the multidisciplinary team contributes to the care of patients with disorders of the cardiovascular