Details

Title Instrumentation and Measurement
Type Stage One
Code HPS306
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be able to critically analyse and synthesise their understanding of instrumentation and measurement utilised within urodynamic and gastrointestinal services effectively applying their knowledge to a range of investigations. They will 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. Clinical Scientists in HSST will be expected to be able to calibrate and prepare instrumentation for specific urodynamic and GI investigations.

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 instruments and measurements utilised within a gastrointestinal physiology and urodynamics service including:

  • urodynamic investigations:
    • urine dipstick testing.
    • uroflowmetry;simple urodynamic studies;
    • video urodynamic studies;
    • ambulatory urodynamic studies;urethral pressure profilometry;
    • non-invasive urodynamics;
    • pelvic floor/sphincter electromyography;
    • cavernosometry;
    • bladder ultrasound.
  • gastrointestinal investigations
    • gastrointestinal   manometry;    high   resolution   and   3D   HRM   manometry including; ano-rectal; sphincter of oddi; small bowel manometry.
    • upper GI pH-impedance metry.
    • Breath testing; eg 13C Urea and MTG for confirmation of presence of H.pylori and pancreatic insufficiency, hydrogen and methane breath tests for assessment of malabsorption syndrome.
    • surface electromyography (EMG)
    • endorectal ultrasound.
    • endoanal ultrasound.
    • calibration.
    • routine maintenance
    • cleaning/sterilisation.

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 research and its application to the performance and mastery of the following technical skills and will:

  • calibrate and prepare instrumentation for specific urodynamic and GI investigations.
  • reflect on the challenges of applying research to practice in relation to these procedures and suggest improvements, building on a critique of available evidence.
  • function as an independent worker and critically assess the technical quality of physiological investigations.

Clinical Scientists in HSST will be expected to reflect on the challenges of applying research to practice in relation to these procedures and suggest improvements, building on a critique of available evidence.

Attitudes and behaviours

By the end of this module the Clinical Scientist in HSST will be expected to critically 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:

  • show respect and behave in accordance with Good Scientific Practice take restorative action within quality control/assurance requirements to address threats of performance deterioration.
  • have a clear focus on effective patient centred service delivery, minimising risk and promoting patient safety.
  • work in partnership with colleagues, other professionals, patients and their carers to maximise patient care.
  • listen, influence and lead continuous quality improvement in scientific services.

Specialties

Code Title Action
HPS3-1-20 Gastrointestinal Physiology [v1] View
HPS3-2-20 Urological Science [v1] View