Title Water and electrolytes
Type Stage Two
Code HLS123
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of competencies in the clinical biochemistry of water and electrolytes, 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 distribution of water and electrolytes, and turnover of body fluids
  • the regulation of extracellular fluid, osmolality and volume, including the roles of antidiuretic hormone, renin-angiotensin-aldosterone, and natriuretic peptides
  • conditions in which water depletion and excess occur, including disorders of sodium and potassium, metabolic effects of trauma/surgery/stress, and principles of intravenous fluid therapy.

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