Title Gas transport and H metabolism
Type Stage Two
Code HLS122
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of competencies in the clinical biochemistry of gas transport and H+ metabolism, 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 physiology of normal respiration, O2, CO2, transport, buffers
  • respiratory and renal mechanisms in acid-base homeostasis
  • the causes and assessment of acid-base disturbances: measurement of H+ pCO2 pO2,
  • determinants and assessment of tissue oxygenation.

Students’ written evaluations of their practice should demonstrate new insights into the application of current theories of clinical biochemistry screening in normal or complex situations.

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