Presentation on theme: "Joy Elizabeth Martindale"— Presentation transcript:
1 Joy Elizabeth Martindale Specialist Biomedical ScientistCellular Pathology
2 Specialist Portfolio (Specialist Diploma) To be eligible for assessment, candidates must have minimum one year in IBMS membership since award of Certificate of CompetenceAll modules must be completedGeneric section now removedPortfolios issued between 1st February and 31st August 2011 do not need to complete generic sectionEvidence of Achievement section will have three standard requirements for evidenceTime limit of 3 years introduced for completion of portfolio (with effect from September 2011)Discipline-specific external assessor will review the portfolio and establish confidence that the benchmark standard of specialist practice has been achieved.
3 Evidence for Specialist Diploma One lever arch fileFiled in order of standardIndexed appropriatelyEmployer must put together a training programme for completion of the portfolioEnables trainee to receive appropriate supportEnsures training is based on current practice for in-house training and CPDEvidence of achievement signed internally to show completion of each standardOn completion, portfolio should contain a completed and signed record of laboratory training in the designated speciality e.g. Cellular Pathology
4 Evidence of Achievement Three standard requirements:Observed by trainer to carry out specific function/ investigation (signature as evidence)Answered questions set by trainer (single piece of evidence to demonstrate this)Single piece of evidence chosen by the candidate (not the trainer) to reflect an aspect of the trainingReflective log to describe training experiences and cross-reference to their chosen piece of evidence
5 Evidence of Achievement Audit trail resultsAnnotated photographsCopies of QC logsCopies of EQA recordsMaintenance schedulesError logsEssays (e.g. CPD or from university)QuizzesNotesPowerPoint presentationsAnnotated kit insertsAnnotated journal papersTraining records (competency logs)Witness testimoniesAssessment logsReflective learningCase studies
8 Metastatic prostate cancer in the humerus Bone marrowTumour (malignancy)NecrosisThings required:Further fixationDecalcificationBlock selection
9 (Potential) Mitotic Figure Normal BoneApoptotic CellMucin
10 Further Tests for Case Study PAS ± Diastase: shows mucin (allows for differential diagnosis of adenocarcinoma)Alcian Blue: shows mucins in adenocarcinomaImmunocytochemistry panelCK-MNF-117: useful to identify carcinomasp63: distinguishes between squamous cell carcinoma (positive) and adenocarcinoma (negative)PSA: prostate specific antigen (positive)
11 Standards Met in Case Study 7.1a: Fixation7.1b: Tissue selection7.1c: Decalcification7.1e: Microtomy7.2b: Haematoxylin and eosin staining7.2c: Pathological tissues7.2d: Inflammation, fibrosis and malignancy7.2i: Carbohydrates and mucins: be able to demonstrate a range of carbohydrates in tissue sections7.4b: Stain tissue sections using immuno-enzyme methods; know the value of panels in immunocytochemistry for the diagnosis of disease7.6b: Demonstrate understanding of the use of cameras for macroscopic and microscopic imaging of cellular pathology specimens
12 Advice for Training Officers Meet regularly with student to discuss/ review workEnsures portfolio progresses at a reasonable rateSign things off as they are completedPerhaps introduce tutorial sessions for question/answer sessionsMake notes on the student’s worke.g. have discussed this with… have you thought about…Encourage discussionSet small goals to achieve completione.g. questions, case study, taking pictures etcListen and support!Invest in your students: they will become your most valuable resource!
13 Advice for colleagues Make time for discussion Allow them to pick your brainsAsk questions to make them think about the procedures they are doingWHY??Encourage and support them, especially when they feel overwhelmed!Remember you were a student once too!Be patient!!!
14 Advice for Students Ask questions Your colleagues are your most valuable resource for learningReflect on what you are doing and why you are doing itWrite down things you have learned and annotateGet competency logs completed as soon as you learn something new, or to show continuing competence after Registration PortfolioConsider identifying case studies to follow through the lab (covers multiple standards)Seek opportunities to visit other labs/ sectionsIndex, index, index!DON’T PANIC!!!
15 Personal Reflections Hard work Definitely worth it! Completing competencies for the standards take time and energy (usually outside of work)Sometimes you have to repeat requests for help and supportCan be frustratingDefinitely worth it!Creates more confidence in your own abilitiesAllows a greater understanding of your workAllows you to improve your skillsBuilds better relationships with colleaguesOpens up new avenues for developing protocols and proceduresGreat sense of achievement and pride once it is completed