Module - Paediatric Genomics (SLS421)
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 a genetics dysmorphology clinic or multidisciplinary (MDT) meetings and critically reflect on and review experiences in terms of service delivery and patient investigations and management.
- Attend a school for children with learning disabilities and critically reflect and discuss the interaction between the laboratory services and facilities for children in terms of investigation and management, taking into account appropriate governance issues, such as safeguarding children and young people.
- Attend a ward round with a consultant geneticist/paediatrician and discuss the process and outcomes in relation to the information and action points, resulting in your supervisor identifying the challenge of obtaining paediatric samples.
- Contact with a patient group society/charity (e.g. attending a conference or open day). Reflect and report on the importance and role of these organisations in patient care.
- Observe the laboratory quality management system and perform examination and other audits as part of the laboratory accreditation process.
- Review a selection of archived cases, focussing on the laboratory results from earlier technology, including Southern Blotting.
- Process a blood sample to obtain chromosome preparations suitable for analysis for patients with learning disabilities.