Module - Clinical Biochemistry Nutrition (SLS141)
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 nutrition team ward rounds and appreciate the multidisciplinary approach to investigation and management of disorders of nutrition in terms of both the patient experience and service delivery.
- Attend outpatient clinics that have a formal dietetic input (e.g. obesity, diabetic, anaemia) to appreciate the nutritional investigation and management of these patients. Discuss and review your experiences of at least two patients.
- Attend a clinic that manages porphyria patients. Reflect and report on the role of such specialist clinics in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients.
- Observe a urea breath test – reflect and discuss on the use, effectiveness and potential outcomes of this test and other tests that may be appropriate depending on results.