Module - Clinical Biochemistry Investigation of Major Organ Function (SLS100)
Clinical experiential learning is the range of activities trainees may undertake in order to gain the experience and evidence to demonstrate their achievement of module competencies and assessments. The list is not definitive or mandatory, but training officers should ensure, as best training practice, that trainees gain as many of these clinical experiences as possible. They should be included in training plans, and once undertaken they should support the completion of module assessments and competencies within the e-portfolio.
Clinical experiential learning
- Attend multidisciplinary review meetings at which biochemical results of major organ function are presented as part of the clinical record. Reflect on these discussions and the impact for patient care and management.
- Reflect on the partnership between clinical biochemistry and other clinical specialisms in the investigation of disorders of major organs.
- Review at least one biochemical investigation of major organ disease in the patient pathway, including the correct sampling technique and the use and validity of reference range.
- Review and discuss at least two examples of the interpretation and reporting of laboratory results in the context of common clinical disorders.
- Attend a clinical unit where POCT for major organ function is performed. Discuss the method(s) with trained users.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the preparation of reports and the reporting process for patients being investigated for major organ function by observing technical and clinical validation. Record case overviews observed and identify key factors that will influence your own future practice.