Title Lymphoid malignancy 1
Type Stage One
Code HLS016
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of lymphoid malignancy*, 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.

*Cellular lineage/classification

Diagnosis and liaison for lymphoma and thymoma

Flow cytometry


Asynchronous expression of markers (e.g. CD19,5).

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
  • the differential diagnosis of secondary immune deficiency.

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 including quantification of immunoglobulins, serum and urine protein electophoresis, flow cytometry, immunofixation
  • interpretation of the results, any action that may be required for unusual results and basic QC and QA for the curriculum topics listed above.

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of lymphoid malignancy, to perform the clinical skills necessary to manage under supervision the following.

 Understanding of:

  • 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.


Code Title Action
HLS1-3-20 Clinical Immunology [v1] View