Title Liver
Type Stage Two
Code HLS120
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of competencies in the clinical biochemistry of the liver, 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 functions of the liver
  • formation of bilirubin, enterohepatic circulation and bile salts
  • the causes of jaundice
  • diseases of the liver, such as viral hepatitis, cirrhosis, haemochromatosis, Wilson’s disease, alcohol/drug hepatotoxicity, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, cholestasis, biliary obstruction, gall stones and their composition
  • the features of hepatic failure and encephalopathy
  • the assessment of hepatic function, using liver function tests, prothrombin time, ammonia.

Technical and clinical skills

This module has no technical and clinical skills.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.


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