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Individual Placement Description
Placement Clinical Biochemistry
Year F2
Region West
Hospital(s) Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Main Duties of Placement

Introduction to laboratory activities.

Outpatient clinic including Lipid, Diabetic (type 2), general endocrinology and mineral metabolism.

Taking part in the acute medical receiving rota.

Typical Work Pattern

Monday to Frida, 9 am to 5pm when on main base.

Shift as per rota when on acute receiving.

Learning Opportunities

Laboratory-based teaching.

Departmental meetings weekly.

One-to-one tutorials.

Hospital grand rounds and opportunities to attend other specialities' meetings.

Ward-based teaching while receiving.

At least one clinical audit has to be completed.


Mandatory FY2 teaching one full day per 4 months block.

Unique Selling Points

Exposure to laboratory medicine and metabolic medicine with a full range of metabolic clinics.

Work with combined medical and scientist staff.

Alternative medical career.

Employer Information
It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.

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