By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of competencies in the clinical biochemistry of the cardiovascular system, 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:
- atheroma, coronary heart disease, stroke and associated risk factors
- current methods of calculating risk and their shortcomings, use of biochemical markers for risk stratification in acute coronary syndromes, and biochemical markers of myocardial damage/ventricular function
- the biochemical investigation and management of hypertension.
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:
- to estimate cardiovascular risk.
Attitudes and behaviours
This module has no attitude and behaviours information.