PATIENT INVESTIGATION (PI)

Learning Outcome

Laboratory investigations

Code

PI8

Description

Trainees must be able to appropriately select order and interpret appropriate laboratory investigations and recognize when further action is required.  They should understand the limitations of each investigation and implications of positive or negative test results.  They should be aware of possible discomfort and distress and risks to which patient may be exposed as well as the costs and resources involved.

Assessment

CbD,portfolio/logbook and end of year review/COECSA exams

Target Year of Achievement

Year 2

Related Learning Outcomes

PI 1 - P10

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Study Guide