Title Urogenital tract
Type Stage Two
Code HLS121
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of competencies in the clinical biochemistry of the urogenital tract, 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:

  • renal physiology and how it can be assessed, including glomerular and tubular function, salt and water homeostasis, hydrogen ion homeostasis, and renal production of hormones such as renin, erythropoeitin, and vitamin D
  • the composition of urine
  • the features of renal disease, distinguish between pre and post-renal uraemia, acute and chronic renal disease
  • how stones are formed
  • renal tubular function, how renal tubular defects occur and the main features
  • how metabolic diseases may affect the kidney
  • how renal function may be assessed, including measurement and estimation of glomerular filtration rate, markers of renal function, tubular function tests, protein/creatinine ratios, and drug interference in urine analysis
  • different forms of renal replacement therapy, including dialysis, transplantation and markers of transplant rejection
  • prostatic diseases.

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