Details

Title Evidence Based Non Invasive Diagnostics
Type Stage One
Code HPS107
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST, with respect to a range of cardiac investigations, will be able to critically analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge, select, report and interpret the results from a range of diagnostic investigations contextualised to the individual adult or paediatric patient and demonstrate the attitudes and behaviours necessary for the role of a Consultant Clinical Scientist within a patient-focused service.

Knowledge and understanding

By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will critically analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge of cardiac investigations, including the:

  • the evidence base underpinning the clinical use of non-invasive cardiac diagnostics;
  • physiology of exercise;
  • indications, analysis, reporting and interpretation of:
    • electrocardiograms (ECG, including high resolution)
    • ambulatory ECG
    • exercise testing
    • chest X-ray (CXR)
    • ambulatory blood pressure (BP)

Technical and clinical skills

By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to select appropriately and interpret correctly a range of diagnostic investigations in the context of individual adult and/or paediatric patients for the diagnosis and assessment of patients. They will also demonstrate a critical understanding of current research and its application to the performance, adaptation and mastery of a range of clinical and communication skills and with respect to:

  • ECGs
  • ambulatory ECG
  • exercise testing
  • ambulatory BP.

The Clinical Scientist in HSST will also be expected to supervise, analyse and interpret exercise tests and to reflect on the challenges of applying research to practice in relation to these procedures and suggest improvements, building on a critique of available evidence.

Attitudes and behaviours

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 Clinical Scientist in HSST working within the limits of professional competence, referring as appropriate to senior staff, and will:

  • appreciate the limitations of non-invasive investigations;
  • appreciate the sensitivity, specificity and predictive accuracy of exercise tests.

Specialties

Code Title Action
HPS1-1-2-20 Cardiac (Congenital and Paediatric) [v1] View
HPS1-1-1-20 Cardiac (Adult) [v1] View
HPS1-1-3-20 Cardiac (Adult Congenital) [v1] View