This unit provides students with the opportunity to evaluate an area of methodology and develop an understanding of the importance of considering relevant evidence before making any changes. Most of this evidence will come from scientific papers and reports but may also come from other sources e.g. statements about NHS priorities.
This review should consider the practice context i.e. the types of disorders and cases encountered, resource considerations e.g. the need for specialized equipment and staffing levels, workload staff expertise and the range of methodology available to investigate a particular analyte in clinical biochemistry. On completion of this unit, students will demonstrate an understanding and critical approach in selection of appropriate methods for measurement of an analyte used for diagnostic purposes.
Credits: 10 credits at level 7