By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of competencies in the clinical biochemistry of lipids, 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 metabolism of apolipoproteins and lipids, including metabolic basis of inherited and acquired hyper- and hypo-lipoproteinaemias
- the biochemical basis for atheroma, coronary heart disease and associated risk factors
- classification of hyperlipidaemias, including inherited and secondary hyperlipidaemias
- primary and secondary cardiovascular disease prevention
- laboratory investigation and principles of management of hyperlipidaemia.
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 therapeutic and dietary/lifestyle approaches to the management of hyperlipidaemia.
By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of the competencies in the clinical biochemistry of lipids, be able to perform the clinical skills necessary to manage under supervision:
- to advise clinical teams on the diagnosis, causes, prognosis, and management of dyslipidaemias
Attitudes and behaviours
This module has no attitude and behaviours information.