The Laboratory Analysis (Biology) assessment will test the following:
Candidates will be provided with a brief scenario typical of that encountered within industry. They will be expected to carry out the appropriate laboratory examinations involving contemporaneous notes on laboratory examination forms (which will be provided). There will be practical exercises to be carried out again typical of that encountered in industry. There will be a need for the candidates to articulate their thought processes (perhaps as they carry our their examinations or through an interview at the end of the exercise) and question their rationale for each action. The assessors may allow candidates to identify their own mistakes.
Subject specific potential assessment protocols include fully searching and note writing, presumptive testing and analytical procedures including various mathematical questions relating to their examinations. There will also be more general exercises which cover general transferable skills which employers often request such as communication skills, problem solving and critical thinking.
The above skills can be tested using the following approaches:
The Society aims to make this assessment accessible to any candidate who may benefit from undertaking it. Candidates with disabilities or Individual Learning Plans (ILP) should contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. The details of any disability or ILP should be sent to the Society within 3 working days of booking.
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