Module - Pregnancy Neonatal and Paediatric Clinical Biochemistry (SLS142)
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/visit antenatal screening centres to reflect on the use of antenatal screening service and the role of GPs, nurses and other healthcare professionals in the maternal pathway.
- Attend/visit newborn screening laboratory and report on your experience in terms of its importance for patient care and the process of screening.
- Attend ward rounds and clinics to gain an appreciation of the range of pregnancy-associated clinical conditions. Reflect and report on your experience, including key learning points for your future practice. With appropriate permission, attend ward rounds and clinics at which patients are being investigated for inherited metabolic disease (IMD). Using case history data prepare a portfolio of cases to illustrate the role of the clinical biochemistry laboratory in the diagnosis, follow-up and monitoring of treatment of at least five different inborn errors of metabolism
- Participate in multidisciplinary team review meetings at which biochemical results of investigation of IMD are presented as part of the clinical record. Prepare a portfolio of relevant cases, including learning points and clinical outcome.