Title Laboratory competences - Evaluation of an analytical method
Type Stage One
Code HLS005
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of the clinical biochemistry laboratory and its clinical interface, be able to:

  • analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge
  • perform a range of technical and clinical skills and procedures
  • demonstrate the attitudes and behaviours necessary for professional practice as a consultant clinical scientist dealing with the complexities, uncertainties and tensions of professional practice at this level.

Knowledge and understanding

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse, evaluate and synthesise relevant knowledge and its application to their professional practice in relation to:

  • the criteria for a practicable assay
  • the steps in optimising reaction conditions
  • how to identify critical parameters that affect robustness of assays
  • bias, imprecision, sensitivity and specificity
  • how to investigate common interferences
  • how to define the applicable range of an assay
  • criteria for acceptability.

Technical and clinical skills

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of current relevant research, theory and knowledge and its application to the performance of the following technical procedures and laboratory skills:

  • plan how to establish and validate a new method
  • write a standard operating procedure for the new method.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.


Code Title Action
HLS1-1-20 Clinical Biochemistry [v1] View
HLS1-5-20 Analytical Toxicology [v1] View
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