By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of competencies in the clinical biochemistry of the metabolic response, 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 changes to biochemical markers as part of acute and chronic responses to disease processes
- the tests undertaken in intensive care to support patient recovery including those used as POCT investigations
- the temporal changes of markers utilised to monitor patient status including the main organ profiles of significance.
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:
- biochemical investigations, monitoring and management, especially patients in ITU/HDU
- different analytical techniques for the measurement of biochemical parameters particularly where more than one measurement method may be available to clinicians.
By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of the competencies in the clinical biochemistry of the metabolic response, be able to perform the clinical skills necessary to manage under supervision:
- critically ill patients in intensive care locations with respect to biochemical results and metabolic observations
- the potential for development of childhood disease(s) based on triggers of unusual patterns of results.
Attitudes and behaviours
This module has no attitude and behaviours information.