The module provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge, understanding, skills and other attributes in the following areas:

course aims

Knowledge and understanding

On completion of this module, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the different levels/ types of remote monitoring and their usefulness for patient care.
  2. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the signs, symptoms and common management of patients with heart failure.
  3. Differentiate between signs and symptoms of chronic heart failure and those that are indicative of clinical deterioration.
  4. Identify appropriate vital signs and symptoms for monitoring clinical status.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current treatment/medication.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of the role of healthcare professionals working in chronic disease management (both interdisciplinary and intra-disciplinary); primary, secondary and specialist care.
  7. Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the resources required and effective models of remote patient monitoring and management.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of common barriers and strategies to facilitate patient self-management.

Intellectual skills

On completion of this module, the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate acquired knowledge and understanding to inform decision making about patient monitoring data and patient management.
  2. Play a decisive role in developing protocols and practical (or local) guidelines for patient management

Other Skills and Attributes (Practical/Professional/Transferable)

On completion of this module, the student will be able to:

  1. Assess the suitability of patients for remote monitoring
  2. Complete appropriate set-up (including education) of a patient on remote monitoring
  3. Diagnose and manage technical problems with remote monitoring data transfer
  4. Interpret remote monitoring data to identify a significant change in the patient condition
  5. Communicate effectively with a patient  using remote monitoring (and / or their family) to undertake a focused patient assessment
  6. Communicate effectively with other professionals (in health and social care) about patient management
  7. Provide practical disease specific and self-care advice to patients and their families