SHE Level 4
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code MHB123724
Module Leader Elaine Gribben
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • A (September start)-B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Employment in an NHS Clinical Physiology department, successful completion of levels 1, 2 and 3 of the Clinical Physiology programme.

Summary of Content

Students will undertake work-based clinical education in their place of employment, under supervision and within their own specialist discipline. The content of the module will be determined by the occupational standards of competence for level 4 as specified by the profession for that discipline. Appropriate practical skills for this level will be taught and evaluated by trainers in the workplace and by internal verifiers. In addition, the ethos of safe and effective practice, respect for the patient and a professional approach to working in an NHS Clinical Physiology department will be emphasised.


The syllabus for individual students will be determined by the occupational standards of competence for level 4 as specified by the appropriate profession for each specialised discipline. This module will build on and enhance the clinical knowledge and competencies gained in WBCE3 to produce students with the skills and underpinning knowledge required to practice as qualified Clinical Physiology Practitioners.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:1. Demonstrate competence in clinical practice and procedures appropriate to level 4 within their own specialist discipline2. Assemble a training portfolio of evidence3. Reflect on clinical practice

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Acquisition of appropriate clinical competencies will be achieved through work-based learning and supported by trainers in the workplace. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their past and current knowledge and learning experiences within a clinical environment and there will be an emphasis on patient-oriented approaches to skills development. Students will be encouraged to become reflective, self-motivated practitioners.

Indicative Reading


Transferrable Skills

Practical clinical skills Data analysis Evidence gathering Report writing Reflective practice

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Independent Learning (FT) 180.00
Assessment (FT) 20.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Exam (Dept) 02 0.50 0.00 40% Practical
Exam (Dept) 01 0.50 30.00 35% Objective
Course Work 01 n/a 70.00 35% Reflective Essay 3000 words
Course Work 02 n/a 0.00 40% Portfolio