PHASE 2B PLANNED INTEGRATED EXPERIENCE LICP 1 - 2019
LOCATION: Rotherham Hospital, Level A, Blood Sciences Laboratory
KEY CONTACTS: Dr M Turzyniecka, Consultant in Clinical Biochemistry & Claire Hawley, Secretary Tel: 01709 424412.
Please note: to take part in this PIE you must first attend a mandatory tour of the Blood Sciences Laboratory. You may then, if you wish, book onto the Tutorials and the Lipid Clinic,.
The Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology is part of Blood Sciences Laboratory which also comprises of haematology and microbiology departments. It works in partnership with Barnsley Laboratory (Barnsley and Rotherham Integrated Laboratory Services - BRILS) and serves the local acute and community NHLS Trusts across the Rotherham and Barnsley areas. The department has automated analytical system and besides routine and urgent biochemistry and endocrinology tests provides specialist testing for vitamins, catecholamines, metanephrines, 5HIAA as well as serum and urine protein electrophoresis, immunofixation, xanthochromia, faecal elastase and calprotectin.
It analyses approximately 3 329 812 tests per year.
Consultant Chemical Pathologist is involved in provision of parenteral nutrition and lipid clinics.
WHAT YOU MIGHT SEE/DO AT THE UNIT:
On the mandatory tour of the whole blood sciences laboratory, you will see how all the different sections work and interact and also see what is involved in delivering good quality (reliable) results from behind the scenes.
After attending this tour, you can sign up to attend a PIE, where you can improve your understanding and interpretation of the laboratory results through short interactive tutorials based on the results of the patients that your medical/surgical team is looking after.
We will run short tutorials about xantochromia and protein electrophoresis and you will be able to see what is hiding behind the usual result comment (the actual chromatogram and gel electropherogram).
On the Friday afternoon you can join the consultant pathologist in the lipid clinic where patients with variety of lipid problems are seen i.e. familial hypercholesterolemia, polygenic hypercholesterolemia, mixed hypercholesterolemia, etc.
Although Nutrition Support Team ward rounds take place in the mornings, you will be given an opportunity to learn about Parenteral Nutrition, make a PN prescription and join Vascular Access Team to observe PICC line placement.
MANDATORY LABORATORY TOUR:
1. Wednesday xxxxxx (Groups 1&2 = 14 places)
2. Thursday xxxxxx (Groups 3&4 = 13 places)
Please report to Reception at 13.00. The tour will include the following (timings are approximate):
TUTORIALS (Thursday afternoons)
Report to Pathology Department Reception, Level A. Students can bring details of a patient from your ward to discuss. Max 5 students. Please book in advance.
LIPID CLINIC (Fridays 1.30 - 4.00pm):
Report to Main Outpatients – Level C, Reception, ask for directions to Lipid Clinic.
Max 1 student. Please book in advance.
BOOK ONLINE: Use SimplyBook to check availability and book slots. [link]. Search for the sessions using the PIE titles below.