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Chemical Pathology 

 

Mersey and North Western

Chemical pathology (or clinical biochemistry) is the branch of pathology dealing with the biochemical basis of disease and the use of biochemical tests for diagnosis and management.

 

Metabolic Medicine is a group of overlapping areas of clinical practice with common dependence on detailed understanding of basic biochemistry and metabolism, falling within the areas of expertise of both the physician and chemical pathologist.

 

What do we do?

  • Provide a reliable analytical service.
  • Advise on the management of patients with biochemical and metabolic disturbances.
  • Have direct responsbility for outpatients seen in specialist metabolic clinics and national outpatient programmes.

 

Chemical Pathology Training Programme Director

 


Dr Vinita Mishra

Email: vinita.mishra@rlbuht.nhs.uk

The University Department of Clinical Chemistry
Liverpool University
4th Floor, Duncan Building
Daulby Street
Liverpool
L69 3GA

  

 

Training Programme Structure 

 

Stage Length of Stage Trainee Requirments  Objectives
STAGE A 12 months To understand the basic prinicipels of Chemical Pathology
  • Achieved satisfactory outcomes in the requisite number of workplace-based assessments
  • Undertaken a multi-source feedback assessment 
  • Passed the Royal College of Pathologists' Chemical Pathology Year 1 Assessment 
  • Obtained a satisfactory outcome in the ARCP
STAGE B 13-36 months
The trainee will have good general knowledge and understanding of most principles and practices under indirect supervision. He/she should be able to deal with most of the day-to-day issues in a hospital Chemical Pathology laboratory to an adequate level but will still require consultant input with regard to complex management and clinical issues. 
  • Satisfactorily completed a total of at least 24 months of training (whole time equivelant) of which at least 12 months should be in stage B 
  • Achieved satisfactory outcomes in the requisite number of workplace-based assessments
  • Passed the FRCPath Part 1 examination in clinical biochemistry 
  • Obtained one or more satisfactory outcomes in the ARCP to indicate satisfactory progress in training. 
STAGE C 25-48 months

Specialised General Chemical Pathology Training 

This stage of training will in part be summative, assessed by the FRCPath Part 2 examination

  • Satisfactory completed a total of at least 42 months of training (whole-time equivalent) of which at least 12 months should be in stage C. 
  • Achieved satisfactory outcomes in the requisite number of workplace-based assessments 
  • Passed the FRCPath Part 2 examinsation in Clinical Biochemistry 
  • Obtained one or more satisfactory outcomes in the ARCP to indicate satisfactory progress in training. 

      

     

    ARCP Structure

     

    The ARCP process will be undertaken at least once each year (interim reviews at more frequent intervals may be arranged if necessary). A panel chaired by the Training Programme Director will evaluate evidence submitted by the trainee in support of achieving competences consistent with his/her stage of training.

     

    The HENW North West Admin team will be in contact with the requirments within 12 weeks of the ARCP panel taking place. 

      

     

    Important Dates

     

    30

    JULY

    2019

    Chemical Pathology Summer ARCP

    VENUE: HEE's Liverpool Office 

     

    30

    JULY

    2019

    Chemical Pathology STC Meeting

    VENUE: HEE's Liverpool Office 

      

     

    Useful Links

     

    link icon The Royal College of Pathology

    link icon A day In the life of…

    Study Leave | Email: studyleave.nw@hee.nhs.uk

    Out of Programme (OOP) information

    Less Than Full Time (LTFT) Training

    Policies & Procedures

    Revalidation | Form R Part A | Form R Part B | Email: revalidation.nw@hee.nhs.uk

    Careers advice

     


    Page last updated 23/11/2018