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Title Analytical Toxicology - Competencies in the interpretation of laboratory data 3
Type Stage Two
Code HLS185
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of being able to advise on the interpretation of laboratory results in diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of patients* be able to

  • analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge
  • perform, adapt and master 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

*To attain a level of knowledge of clinical practice, giving the ability to conduct a dialogue with clinical colleagues, confidently and competently, in relation to:

  • appropriate selection of tests
  • interpretation of their results
  • initiation of further investigation based on these results
  • contribution to the construction, organisation and interpretation of clinical research projects.

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 pharmacological and toxicological aspects of a broad range of clinical situations where the analytical toxicology laboratory may be called on to help guide patient care
  • the scope of toxicological investigations undertaken and provided by analytical toxicology to other specialties.

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, adaptation and mastery of the following technical procedures and laboratory skills:

  • pharmacological and toxicological aspects of patient care at ward rounds and case presentations.
  • toxicological results and data, advising clinicians whilst undertaking the reporting of analytical results, taking into consideration results from all laboratory disciplines
  • appropriate comments when reporting laboratory
  • toxicological and related investigations undertaken in analytical toxicology and in clinical biochemistry laboratories.

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of competencies in the interpretation of laboratory data to perform, adapt and master the clinical skills necessary to manage to:

  • liaise with clinical colleagues who require advice on appropriate diagnostic tests
  • liaise with and advise clinical teams on the results of toxicological and related biochemical tests in an appropriate time scale relative to the severity of condition under investigation
  • follow-up of abnormal investigations.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.

Specialties

Code Title Action
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