Aim of this module
This module will provide the trainee with the knowledge and understanding of the physiology of normal pregnancy and the impact on biochemical parameters. They will understand maternal and neonatal screening programmes and the investigation of neonates and children who may have inborn errors of metabolism. In the work-based module they will be expected to apply this knowledge as they perform assays to assess maternal, neonatal and paediatric status using a range of methods, and gain experience of the interpretation of results in a range of conditions.
|Number||Work-based learning outcome||Title||Knowledge|
Perform the analyses to laboratory standard operating procedures on patients with pregnancy associated disorders:
Perform the analyses to laboratory standard operating procedures on common biochemical disorders associated with pregnancy:
Produce a draft report and interpret biochemical data using appropriate reference ranges in:
Perform the analyses to laboratory standard operating procedures, or follow the local protocol for the investigation of an acutely sick neonate:
Perform the analyses to laboratory standard operating procedures, or following the local protocol in the investigation of a patient with suspected inborn error of metabolism.
Assist with the laboratory standard operating procedures for the screening pathways (following observation of procedure by practitioner):
Assist with at least two of the analyses performed for the investigation of:
Identify cases that require urgent intervention and offer clinical advice on the follow-up and/or further management of the patient.
Interpret biochemical data in light of the clinical details.
Draft written reports on patients.
|You must complete|
|2 Case-based discussion(s)|
|2 of the following DOPS / OCEs|
|Perform a pregnancy test||DOPS|
|Interpret results from oral glucose tolerance tests in pregnancy||DOPS|
|Label an acylcarnitine parent ion scan||DOPS|
|Identify and label a urine organic acid chromatogram and quantitate results if appropriate||DOPS|
|Perform analyser maintenance for a New Born Screening assay||DOPS|
|Select the appropriate testing procedure for a neonate with ambiguous genitalia and arrange urgent referral of samples if required||DOPS|
|Perform New Born Screening C8 carnitine assay||DOPS|
|Perform New Born Screening TSH assay||DOPS|
|Interpret an ERNDIM EQA report||DOPS|
|Prepare a stock standard i.e. one used for calibration||DOPS|
|Assist with the collection of non routine samples at the bedside||DOPS|
|Select the appropriate testing procedure for the investigation of hypoglycaemia||DOPS|
|Select the appropriate testing procedure for the investigation of hyperammonaemia||DOPS|
|Select the appropriate testing procedure for the investigation of neonatal jaundice||DOPS|
|Explain the procedure for undertaking a sweat test to a child parent||OCE|
|Explain the preparation and procedure for an oral glucose tolerance test to a patient||OCE|
The academic parts of this module will be detailed and communicated to you by your university. Please contact them if you have questions regarding this module and its assessments. The module titles in your MSc may not be exactly identical to the work-based modules shown in the e-portfolio. Your modules will be aligned, however, to ensure that your academic and work-based learning are complimentary.