Module - Clinical Disorders of the Major Organs and Cancer (SLS121)
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
- Participate in multidisciplinary review meetings at which biochemical results of major organ function and malignancies are presented as part of the clinical record and prepare reports. Reflect on your experience in terms of the role of multidisciplinary working and its benefits for patients.
- Attend ward rounds and clinics at which patients are being investigated for disorders of major organ function and malignancies and prepare reports. Select, with permission, one patient and follow their investigative and diagnostic experience. Reflect and report on the results with regard to service delivery and patient care.
- Visit a GP centre and review/reflect on its use of the clinical biochemistry service and the role of GPs, nurses and other staff in the patient pathway. Suggest possible improvements to this service.
- Attend a phlebotomy clinic to observe patients undergoing venepuncture.
- Become familiar with the laboratory quality management system and perform examination and other audits as part of the laboratory accreditation process (applies to all specialist modules).