Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
Assess specimens for suitability for tests requested.
Routine and specified specialised media, stains, solutions and prepare reagents according to SOPs.
Analyse specimens using appropriate SOPs and Quality Control procedures.
Analyse principles, methods and application of different SOPs are correct.
Record and compare results with established reference ranges and appropriate control specimens.
Demonstrate accurate data capturing and retrieval skills electronically and manually
Evaluate laboratory results through correlation of data in the context of the principles, techniques and instrument.
Recognise factors that affect procedures and test results and take appropriate action.
Evaluate laboratory results through correlation of data with physiological and pathological conditions.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
Explain the principles of Quality Assurance and apply in the context of the tests performed.
Evaluate and interpret quality control results and Quality Assurance data and take appropriate action.
Assess, review and update SOPs where necessary.
Monitor instruments for efficient functioning and take proper action when necessary.
Perform corrective and preventive maintenance of equipment.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
Explain, draw up and implement a budget for the laboratory.
Describe and enforce relevant legislation.
Develop and apply appropriate training qualifications for staff and Continuing Professional Development qualifications.
Demonstrate selection, recruitment and interview techniques.
Apply mechanisms for stock control.
Evaluate the economic viability of instruments and methods.
Effective utilisation of laboratory space is demonstrated, taking into account physical constraints, safety, personnel equipment and the provision of service.
Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
Identify and investigate changes in methodology and disease profiles in clinical diagnostic laboratories.
Select appropriate information from relevant sources.
Collate, analyse and synthesise and present information coherently and scientifically, including statistical and graphical methods.
Access, organise and present information using appropriate Information Technology.
Work schedule evaluations.
Projects in teams.
Reports on tasks and projects.
Workplace evaluation by supervisors.
Written and practical examinations.
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