Module - Andrological Dysfunction (SLS320)
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 clinical appointments to gain experience of the clinical presentation of, and the range of treatment options for male sexual dysfunction (with the permission of patients) including erectile dysfunction, disturbances of desire, arousal, ejaculatory and orgasmic dysfunctions. Evaluate your experience in terms of both the clinical presentation and patient experience/needs, where possible talking to patients, and discuss with your supervisor.
- Attend clinical appointments (with the permission of patients) to gain experience of the clinical presentation of, and the range of treatment options for male endocrine dysfunctions (including disorders of sexual development; hypogonadism; male ageing and other conditions from puberty to senescence). Evaluate your experience in terms of both the clinical presentation and patient experience/needs, where possible talking to patients and discuss with your supervisor.
- With consent shadow at least one patient pathway to gain experience of the endocrine and physiological responses to different endocrine treatments and discuss the clinical situations in which each would be used, the monitoring undertaken and patient safety considerations.
- Attend clinical appointments to gain experience and review the range of treatment options for male genital tract pathologies (with the permission of the patient). This may include infections and inflammations or cancers relating specifically to the male. This may include attendance at initial medical consultation, nurse consultation or follow-up consultation within a clinical setting.
- Attend multidisciplinary team meetings to participate in case discussion to review a wide range of clinical cases and gain experience. Discuss the partnership between the reproductive science andrology laboratory and other clinical specialisms in the investigation of male problems for example the Endocrinology Clinic and laboratory performing Endocrinology assays with your supervisor.
- With a mentor discuss a series of more complex clinical scenarios and diagnoses that occur (these may be rarer and it is not expected that you will have seen them).
- Select one case discussion and review in more detail, following patient progress and actual/potential outcomes, to include the clinical presentation, options considered, treatment provided and patient engagement and experience in the process. Present the case to colleagues responding to questions appropriately.
- This module is focused upon clinical experience and learning in related fields, however experience and comprehensive understanding should be obtained during the module in the running of male Endocrine assays.