Title Analytical Toxicology - Competencies in the interpretation of laboratory data 1
Type Stage Two
Code HLS106
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of, with supervision, to safely advise on the interpretation of laboratory results in diagnosis, treatment and prevention of poisoning, and in therapeutics and 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.

* To attain a level of knowledge of clinical practice, giving the ability to conduct a dialogue with clinical colleagues:

  • appropriate selection of biochemical, haematological and toxicological tests
  • interpretation of their results
  • initiation of further investigation based on these results.

Knowledge and understanding

Interpretation of laboratory data

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:

  • basic biochemistry, physiology and clinical biochemistry of the disease processes under investigation in the laboratory
  • nature of biochemical investigations undertaken and provided to other specialties
  • interpretation of the results of analytical toxicological and biochemical tests.

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:

  • contribute competently at ward rounds and case presentations
  • take part competently in authorisation of analytical toxicology results with supervision
  • provide appropriate comments when reporting laboratory results
  • critical appreciation of the role of biochemical and of toxicological tests
  • liaison with clinical colleagues
  • follow-up of abnormal or unusual results.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.


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