Clinical Biochemistry & Immunology (Blood Sciences Department)
LOCATION: Main Outpatients, Level C, Reception, ask for directions to the Lipid Clinic
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,.
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.
On Friday afternoons 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):
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.
CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY LIPID CLINIC: Friday afternoons, maximum 1 student per session.