Title Laboratory techniques general
Type Stage Two
Code HLS276
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of general laboratory techniques, be able to:

  • analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge
  • perform, adapt and master a range of technical and clinical skills and procedures and
  • 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:

  • technical management of a section of the laboratory
  • the advantages/disadvantages and strength/weaknesses of the techniques in use
  • testing algorithms and selection of investigations including rapid diagnostic methods
  • the importance of confirmatory assays
  • how automated serology machines work and which assays are suitable for use in them
  • laboratory health and safety issues (see also relevant core module).

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:

  • manual dexterity
  • time management of practical bench work
  • refer to relevant SOPs/EPs
  • function as an independent worker at the bench, and be able to critically assess own and others’ results
  • perform assay independently.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.


Code Title Action
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