|Title||The Public Health Impact of Vascular Disease|
By the end of this module, the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge with respect to the current and predicted impact of vascular disease on public health and vascular services. They will be able to evaluate local services with respect to current national policy and strategy and contribute to the strategic planning of future vascular services including vascular science services considering the views and needs of patients and the shape and education and training need of the clinical vascular science workforce whilst demonstrating the attitudes and behaviours necessary for the role of a Consultant Clinical Scientist.
Knowledge and understanding
By the end of this module, the Clinical Scientist in HSST will analyse, synthesise, evaluate and critically apply their expert knowledge of the public health impact of vascular disease on people and health services including:
Public Health and Epidemiology
- current national policy and strategy with respect to public health and the potential impact on vascular services.
- the impact of vascular disease on quality of life and methods to assess quality of life.
- the role of and theory of public health techniques and how they have been applied in practice.
- epidemiological concepts including demography, measures of effect and impact and aspects of causality.
- patterns of health and disease, how health and illness vary across different social groups and the ways in which society responds to illness.
- concepts and theories of health promotion spanning definitions, identification of health promotion needs and priorities, approaches/methods and philosophies towards health promotion.
- sources of data with respect to vascular disease and the strengths and weaknesses of epidemiology data sources.
- theoretical frameworks for health economic assessments and for measuring costs.
- models for measuring the financial value of new healthcare pathways and assessing outcome vs. cost, including: cost-benefit; cost-utility; cost-effectiveness.
- application of health economics to clinical and public health research and the provision of high quality services.
Technical and clinical skills
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of the potential impact of current public health research on patients and vascular services and apply that understanding to:
- evaluate the impact of trends in public health data with respect to clinical vascular services and vascular science roles.
- contribute to strategic planning of local vascular science services considering the views and needs of patients and the shape and education and training need of the clinical science workforce.
- evaluate the impact of trends in public health data with respect to chronic disease management and the requirement for further vascular research to inform the clinical services.
Attitudes and behaviours
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to evaluate their own responses to both normal and complex situations. They will be required to consistently demonstrate the professional attributes and insights required of Clinical Scientists in HSST working within the limits of professional competence referring as appropriate to senior staff and will:
- recognise and champion the importance of continuous review and development of service to meet the public health challenges identified.
- utilise communication and leadership skills to influence and shape the provision of high quality vascular science services.
- adopt a forward looking, progressive approach and be receptive to new ideas to address public health issues.