Title Competencies in the clinical biochemistry of disease
Type Stage One
Code HLS007
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of understanding of normal human biochemistry and physiology to the clinical biochemistry of screening, diagnosis and monitoring of disease, 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 biochemical, haematological and imaging techniques that are available for diagnosis and screening, with examples of their use and a discussion of their advantages and disadvantages
  • how therapeutic agents act
  • the place of molecular biology techniques in diagnosis
  • how biological variation affects reference intervals.

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:

  • how laboratory investigations are used to diagnose, to monitor disease progression, and follow treatment
  • the process of communication with colleagues and other clinical teams, with examples of a conversation with a primary or secondary care clinical team
  • the influence of factors such as environment on biochemical results.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.


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