Posted: March 21st, 2016
2b.4 Be able to conduct appropriate diagnostic or monitoring procedures, treatment, therapy or other actions safely and skilfully.
• Understand the need to maintain the safety of service users, and those involved in their care.
• Be able to perform and supervise scientific and technical procedures to reproducible standards. Be able to operate and utilise specialist equipment according to their discipline.
• Be able to validate scientific and technical data and observations according to pre-determined quality standards.
• Be able to demonstrate proficiency in liquid handling methodologies, preparation of standard solutions and buffers.
• Be able to demonstrate practical skills in instrumentation and techniques in: microscopy; spectroscopy; centrifugation; electrophoresis; chromatography; electroanalytical techniques; automated analysis; immunological techniques; enzyme assays and molecular biology techniques; sterilisation techniques and microbial culture; identification and quantitation of microorganisms; microtomy.
• Be able to demonstrate practical skills in the processing and analysis of specimens including specimen identification, the effect of storage on specimens and the safe retrieval of specimens.
• Be able to demonstrate practical skills in the investigation of disease processes. Be able to work in conformance with standard operating procedures and conditions. Be able to work with accuracy and precision.
• Be able to prepare reagents accurately and consistently. Be able to perform calibration and quality control checks.
• Be able to check that equipment is functioning within its specifications and to respond appropriately to abnormalities.
• Understand the implications of non-analytical errors.
• Be aware of the near-patient testing and non-invasive techniques.
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