Competency information


Assimilate reports from pathology and imaging investigations from patients typically referred to cardiac, vascular, respiratory and sleep or neurosensory science or gastrointestinal/urodynamic sciences, present the findings for review by the clinical team and propose a differential diagnosis.


  • How these results are used in conjunction with physiological science investigation results in differential diagnosis or in response to treatment.
  • The importance of ensuring that different assessments are combined appropriately in contributing to the differential diagnosis of disease or disability.
  • The impact of the results of each different investigation on patient treatment, management and care.

Relevant learning outcomes

# Outcome
# 6 Outcome Devise a diagnostic plan for a patient based on the presenting symptoms and clinical information available, and indicate what the next steps might be (diagnostic or therapeutic), dependent on the outcome of the initial results from a mix of diagnostic modalities.