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BSc (Hons) Physiological Sciences

Module code: HCS110

Module name: Introduction to the Practice of Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Sleep Science

Number of credits: 20


Get an introduction to the diagnostic tests that are used routinely to measure physiological function. Benefit from in-depth training in the operation, function, calibration and quality control of electrocardiographs and spirometers. Discuss standard methods of measuring other parameters, such as oxygen saturation and blood pressure. Consider the importance of the patient’s perspective and how it can be influenced by the healthcare practitioner during diagnostic testing.

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