Module - Molecular Pathology in Infection Sciences (SLS202)
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
- Investigate and report on of the clinical situations in which molecular investigations are performed.
- Investigate, discuss and report on recent developments in molecular testing and how these may improve the scope and/or quality of investigation of micro-organisms in your laboratory, including the impact on these potential improvements on the care of the public and patients.
- Prepare a portfolio of significant clinical cases reported in your presence and be able to list clinical outcomes and the main learning points that impact on service delivery, patient/public care and your own practice.
- Critically appraise the internal quality control and external quality assessment of two molecular diagnostic methods and draw conclusions about method performance and quality.
- Observe, discuss and report on the clinical and laboratory investigation of the molecular pathology of important microbial infections.
- Review and report on the partnership between the clinical microbiology laboratory and other clinical specialisms in the investigation of the molecular pathology of infection and the importance of this partnership for service delivery and for patient/public experience and care.