By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of competencies in the clinical biochemistry of proteins, 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 principles of measuring proteins
- properties and functions of the principal plasma proteins including albumin, protease inhibitors, transport proteins, caeruloplasmin, clotting factors, and immunoglobulins
- the acute phase response and how it affects different proteins.
- the causes, effects and investigations of hypoalbuminaemia, paraproteinaemias, proteins of inflammation, immunoglobulin deficiencies, alpha-1-antitrypsin and cytokines.
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 of the following technical procedures and laboratory skills:
- the laboratory investigation of normality and disease.
Attitudes and behaviours
This module has no attitude and behaviours information.