|Title||Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Microbiology and Pharmacology|
By the end of this module Clinical Scientists in HSST, in respect to respiratory and sleep disorders, will be able to analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge underpin specialist consultant practice and to be competent in the application of this knowledge
Knowledge and understanding
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will analyse, synthesise, evaluate and critically apply their knowledge with respect to the:
- anatomy as applied to patients with respiratory diseases, including the development, structure and function of the normal chest and lung and an how disease processes can disturb normal anatomical structure and function.
- physiology as applied to patients with respiratory diseases, including relevant cardiovascular physiology, and the causes and consequences of disturbance of normal physiology.
- basic histopathological changes that occur in respiratory diseases and recognise the requirement for medical assistance.
- normal and abnormal flora of the respiratory tract and recognise the importance of infection as a cause of respiratory diseases.
- pharmacology as applied to patients with respiratory diseases.
- value of communication and meetings with medical colleagues and, where appropriate, radiologists, pathologists, microbiologists and pharmacists.
Technical and clinical skills
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to apply the above knowledge to:
- integrate basic science information, and a knowledge of its disturbance, into patient care
- select appropriate investigations in specific clinical situations
Attitudes and behaviours
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to evaluate their own response to both normal and complex situations 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:
- work effectively with a range of specialists from other disciplines relevant to the practice of Respiratory Medicine
- show respect and behave in accordance with Good Scientific Practice