By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of the presentations, investigation and treatment of allergic diseases*, be able to:
- analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge
- perform a range of technical and clinical skills and procedures
- demonstrate the attitudes and behaviours necessary for professional practice as a consultant clinical scientist dealing with the complexities, uncertainties and tensions of professional practice at this level.
- Chronic idiopathic urticaria
- Patients who have had ‘alternative’ allergy tests but do not have allergic symptoms
- ACE inhibitor reactions
- Food and aero allergy
- Insect venom allergy
- Drug allergy
- Anaesthetic allergy
- Latex allergy
- Anaphylactoid reactions
- Non-hereditary angioedema
Knowledge and understanding
By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse, evaluate and synthesise relevant knowledge and its application to their professional practice in relation to:
- appropriate laboratory investigations
- therapeutic interventions:
- putative mechanisms of action of various immunological therapies
- principles of the various therapeutic options to guide the most appropriate treatment for an individual patient.
Technical and clinical skills
By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of current relevant research, theory and knowledge and its application to the performance of the following technical procedures and laboratory skills:
- the principles and application of particular tests total and specifc IgE, serum tryptase
- interpretation of the results, any action that may be required for unusual results and basic QC and QA for the curriculum topics listed above.
- understands the indications for patch testing, bronchial and nasal challenge and diagnostic tools in occupational allergy.
By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of the presentations, investigation and treatment of allergic diseases, to perform the clinical skills necessary to manage under supervision the following.
- history taking
- physical examination
- selection of appropriate ancillary investigations
- formulating differential diagnoses.
To use knowledge of therapeutic options and understanding of the principles of their actions to aid clinical decision making.
Familiarity with national guidance on appropriate test selection and use where relevant, e.g. NICE
Attitudes and behaviours
This module has no attitude and behaviours information.