Module - Adult Genetic and Genomic Disorders (SLS422)
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 genetics clinics including a cancer genetics clinic, a pre-symptomatic clinic and a Huntington disease clinic. Review and critically reflect on the role and importance of these clinics and their interaction with the genetics laboratory service.
- Attend infertility clinics and identify at least one patient to follow through their investigation and management. Critically reflect on the experience and discuss the outcomes and the role of these clinics, including the interaction with the laboratory services with your supervisor.
- Visit an assisted conception unit and critically reflect on your experience and the nature of partnership working between the laboratory and clinical services.
- Attend a neurology clinic or multidisciplinary team meeting and critically reflect on the role of these clinics in patient care and the important aspects of partnership working with the genetics laboratory service.
- Attend a physiotherapy clinic for patients with neuromuscular conditions and follow one patient’s management. Critically reflect on the role of the genetics service in supporting patient care.
- Attend and participate in MDT meetings. Review and reflect on the role of multidisciplinary working in genetics and its importance for effective patient investigation, diagnosis and management.
- Observe and reflect on the laboratory processes associated with next generation sequencing.
- Observe MLPA. Review a selection of archived cases focussing on the laboratory results from earlier technology.