|Title||Clinical Presentation and Management of Respiratory and Sleep Disorders|
By the end of this module Clinical Scientists in HSST, with respect to the clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of respiratory and sleep disorders individuals Clinical Scientists in HSST will be able to analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge and perform a range of technical and clinical skills in a range of settings, including laboratory, ward based and community and demonstrate the attitudes and behaviours necessary for the role of a Consultant Clinical Scientist. These topics will have been covered in the STP programme but, in this first year of the HSST programme, scientific and clinical knowledge will be consolidated and expanded and clinical physiology skills developed.
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:
- Clinical presentation and management of respiratory and sleep disorders including:
- Chronic Obstruction Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)
- Pulmonary Vascular Disease
- Respiratory involvement in other conditions such as neuromuscular and metabolic disorders
- Other respiratory Diseases
- Sleep related breathing disorders
- Non-respiratory sleep disorders
Technical and clinical skills
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will demonstrate a critical understanding of current research and its application to the clinical presentation and management of respiratory and sleep disorders and will present accurate, clear and concise documentation of patient data, including appropriate interpretation.
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to critically reflect and apply in practice a range of clinical and communication skills to advise and communicate effectively with patients, relevant clinicians, patients and the public and other healthcare professionals and will:
- take a relevant focused history (see history taking and clinical examination).
- perform the appropriate test taking into account special circumstances and (relative) contra-indications for example pregnancy or AAA.
- explain results and clinical management plans simply and effectively to both clinicians and patients.
- respond to the challenges experienced by CPAP users with respect to adherence to therapy.
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:
- establish rapport with patient and family and with other clinical staff involved in patient care.