Clinical Diagnostics Case Study
You are required to submit a case study. This will be in the form of a portfolio of evidence
which summarises and evaluates the clinical diagnostic investigations performed on a
patient in the clinical setting. You must provide a rationale for each investigation and
demonstrate an understanding of associated pathophysiology. Within the case study you
must make reference to patient safety, staff safety and highlight the relevant policies and
guidelines both internally and externally that govern the safe provision of diagnostic tests.
1600 notional words;
This must meet Learning Outcome nos 2 and 3;
2. Interpret diagnostic data and develop informed decisions concerning the appropriate
response whilst adhering to agreed treatment protocols and guidelines.
3. Critically and reflectively evaluate the clinical diagnostic process including aspects of
patient care, patient safety, legal and professional issues, the clinical environment, and
the recording of accurate documentation.
Contents of the Case Study Portfolio
An initial assessment and evaluation of the health profile of an individual within their care.
The health profile (anonymous) will include the patient/client biographical data, and their
past and current medical history and will be placed within the appendices of the assignment
and will not be included in the word count.
Clinical data: Diagnostic test results will be described in detail and analysed. The analysis
will identify abnormal results, the implications of the abnormal results, their impact on the
patient’s health and appropriate treatment modalities.
You will evaluate the clinical diagnostic process from sample collection to safe disposal.
Within this evaluation you will highlight local and national health and safety regulations
including COSHH (The Control of Substances and Hazardous to Health).
You will critically reflect on the implications of abnormal test results evaluating the
implications and your own skill development in promoting the physical health and well-being
of individuals in your care.
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