Title Clinical governance and audit competencies 5
Type Stage Two
Code HLS102
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of critical assessment of published work and an understanding of basic statistical methods be able to

  • analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge
  • perform, adapt and master 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:

  • recognising roles, responsibility and accountability
  • participation in risk assessment
  • monitoring/reporting adverse events
  • workload compared with national standards, clarity of lines of responsibility and accountability in pathology, communications within and outside the department
  • availability and adherence to agreed protocols for investigations of common conditions
  • turnaround time, complaint analysis with lessons learnt and action taken, availability of out-of-hours service
  • clinical audit.

Clinical governance

Clinical risk management

Departmental organisation

Investigative protocols

Service quality

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, adaptation and mastery of the following technical procedures and laboratory skills:

  • clinical effectiveness and audit:
    • concept of systematic reviews and evidence-based medicine
    • role of audit in the hospital
    • audit cycle
    • participation in regular clinical audit, within and between departments, at the interface with primary care and at regional level
  • philosophy of clinical effectiveness: role of clinical audit in achieving this, methods of clinical audit in healthcare
  • plan, undertake, report, and present audits at multidisciplinary audit meetings and the follow up
  • use audit to gather evidence provided by formal review of practices and clinical performance that quality requirements and the needs of governance are being met.

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of clinical governance and audit competencies to perform, adapt and master the clinical skills necessary to manage:

  • liaison with clinical staff.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.


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