SHE Level 3
SCQF Credit Points 60.00
ECTS Credit Points 30.00
Module Code M3B923400
Module Leader Deborah O'Donnell
School School of Health and Life Sciences
Subject Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Clinical Biochemistry, Haematology, Immunology, Clinical Microbiology, Systematic & Cellular Pathology, Biomedical Science Clinical Skills.

Summary of Content

Content of placement will be determined by the NHS Training Officers responsible for individual students in accordance with facilities & operation of their laboratory to satisfy the HCPC Standards of Proficiency.


The student must: -360 1. Be able to practise safely and effectively within their scope of practice. -360 2. Be able to practise within the legal and ethical boundaries of their profession. 3. Be able to maintain fitness to practise. 4. Be able to practise as an autonomous professional, exercising their own professional judgement. 5. Be aware of the impact of culture, equality and diversity on practice. 6. Be able to practice in a non-discriminatory manner. 7. Understand the importance of and be able to maintain confidentiality. 8. Be able to communicate effectively. 9. Be able to work appropriately with others. 10. Be able to maintain records appropriately. 11. Be able to reflect on and review practice. 12. Be able to assure the quality of their practice. 13. Understand the key concepts of the knowledge base relevant to their profession. 14. Be able to draw on appropriate knowledge and skills to inform practice. 15. Understand the need to establish and maintain a safe practice environment.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:Achieve HCPC Standards of Proficiency

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Performance of laboratory & written exercises devised to achieve the appropriate Standard required by the HCPC.

Indicative Reading

HCPC Standards of Proficiency (2014) HCPC Standards of Conduct, Performance & Ethics (2012) HCPC Standards of Proficiency (2014) HCPC Standards of Conduct, Performance & Ethics (2012) IBMS Registration Training Portfolio for the Certificate of Competence (3rd EditionV2, Jan 2013) An Introduction to Biomedical Science in Professional & Clinical Practice, Pitt & Cunningham, Wiley (2009) Biomedical Science Practice, Experimental & Professional Skills, Wang et al, Edited by H Glencross (IBMS) Oxford (2010)

Transferrable Skills

The learning experience includes professional skills, information management, administrative & time-management skills, interpersonal skills, self-direction & learning, analytical & problem-solving skills & reflection.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 10.00
Placement 580.00
Seminars (FT) 10.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 80.00 35% Portfiolio - External verification
Coursework 2 n/a 20.00 35% Reflective Essay