|Title||Clinical Neurophysiology Underpinning Vision Science Practice|
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to analyse, synthesise, critically evaluate and apply knowledge of the effects of age, biological variation and systemic disease to underpin specialist Consultant Clinical Scientist practice and be competent in the application of this knowledge. They should also consistently demonstrate the attitudes and behaviours necessary for undertaking the role of a Consultant Clinical Scientist.
Knowledge and understanding
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will analyse, synthesise, critically evaluate and apply their expert knowledge with respect to the:
- anatomy as applied to patients with visual system disorders, including an understanding of the development, structure and function of the normal eye, optic nerve and visual pathways, and an understanding of how disease processes can disturb normal anatomical structure and function;
- physiology as applied to patients with visual system disorders, including relevant neurophysiology, and an understanding of the causes and consequences of disturbance of normal physiology;
- protecting paediatric patients and vulnerable adults from maltreatment, abuse, neglect or exploitation (safeguarding);
- the potential implications that loss of vision may have on the patient, including issues of safety;
- the psychological impact of loss of vision on the patient and their families.
Technical and clinical skills
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:
- integrate underpinning science information of the visual system and knowledge of its disturbance into patient care in relation to differentiation between organic and non-organic visual loss or disturbance to guide treatment therapies;
- select appropriate investigations in specific clinical situations, including retinal, macular, optic nerve and cortical disease or dysfunction.
Attitudes and behaviours
This module has no attitude and behaviours information.