Title Analytical Toxicology - Competencies in the interpretation of laboratory data 2
Type Stage Two
Code HLS107
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of advising on the interpretation of laboratory results in the diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of poisoning and in therapeutics* 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, confidently and competently, in relation to:

  • appropriate selection of tests
  • interpretation of their results
  • initiation of further investigation based on these results
  • contribution to the construction, organisation and interpretation of clinical research projects.

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:

  • basic biochemistry and physiology, of the patients/conditions under investigation in the laboratory and the clinical pharmacology and toxicology of the drugs and poisons that may be encountered
  • nature of biochemical and toxicological investigations undertaken and provided to other specialties.

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
  • competent to take part in analytical toxicologist reporting rota
  • competent in the knowledge of other diagnostic disciplines and their relevance to analytical toxicology
  • appropriate comments when reporting laboratory results
  • critical appreciation of the role of biochemical and toxicological tests
  • liaison with clinical colleagues
  • follow-up of abnormal investigations

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.


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