|Title||Imaging in GI and Urodynamic Science|
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to critically analyse and synthesise their understanding of the role of imaging in the assessment of patients referred to gastrointestinal and urodynamic physiological sciences services. The Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to apply their knowledge in the clinical setting and demonstrate the ability to evaluate their own response to both normal and complex situations using the professional attributes and insights required of a Consultant Clinical Scientist.
NB. This module will enable Clinical Scientists in HSST to develop a broader perspective on the investigation and management of patients referred to the service as they develop detailed knowledge of the role of imaging modalities in urodynamics and GI medicine.
Knowledge and understanding
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to critically analyse, synthesise and apply their knowledge with respect to a range of imaging modalities in urodynamics and GI medicine including:
- principles of use of the following imaging techniques in the context of the clinical assessment and investigation of patients referred to GI and Urodynamic services:
- micturating cystogram.
- Ultrasound barium radiography.
- MR proctography.
- CT pneumocolon.
- Diffusion MR.
- oesophageal EUS.
- the key applications of imaging in urodynamics and GI medicine.
- indications, contra-indications.
- health and Safety issues.
Technical and clinical skills
By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of current relevant research, theory and knowledge and its application to the performance of clinical skills, applying rigorous scientific critiques to the evaluation of data related to clinical practice in the support of clinical decision making and patient management and critically reflect on their performance and be able to:
- use patient history and clinical judgement and working with other healthcare professionals, recommend imaging tests as appropriate for a range of Uro/GI patients as part of the clinical caseload.
- under supervision, explain the rationale for the test and its benefit in the diagnostic pathway to a patient.
- observe the imaging test, or where appropriate conduct the test under supervision.
- interpret clinical data and produce diagnostic quality clinical reports in conjunction with other healthcare professionals.
- assess the results of the imaging investigation in the context of other test results.
Attitudes and behaviours
By the end of the 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 Consultant Clinical Scientist. Within the limits of professional competence referring as appropriate to senior staff and will:
- develop ethos of multidisciplinary working.
- be aware when there is a need to discuss a complex case with a clinical colleague requiring the acquisition of further advice from an expert source (outside your institution) to complete the final clinical advice given to local clinicians.