Module - Endocrinology and Diabetes (SLS126)
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/clinical review meetings at which biochemical results of endocrine disorders are presented as part of the clinical record. Reflect on the case of one patient and follow through their investigation and treatment plan. Discuss your learning in terms of service delivery and benefits/outcomes for the patient.
- Attend ward rounds and clinics at which patients are being investigated for endocrine disease. Reflect on the process of investigation, the patient experience and the role of ward rounds and clinics in providing patient care. Identify key learning points for your future practice.
- Visit a GP centre/outreach clinic to reflect on its use of the biochemical service and the role of GPs, nurses and other staff in the diabetic patient pathway. Discuss and review possible improvements.
- Attend an Endocrine Investigation Unit to observe patients undergoing dynamic function tests. Review and discuss in terms of the procedure, the patient experience and care and your own future learning points.