Title Chronic leukaemia
Type Stage One
Code HLS025
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of chronic leukaemia, 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.

Knowledge and understanding

  1. Health and safety legislation and guidance
  2. ACDP categorisation of biological agents
  3. Laboratory safety and containment
  4. Transport regulations

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:

  • the presentation, natural history, molecular biology and pathogenesis of chronic leukaemia
  • the classification and staging of chronic leukaemia
  • a theoretical knowledge of therapeutic agents in the treatment of chronic leukaemia
  • the use of trial protocols and importance of multicentre trials in chronic leukaemia
  • indications for autologous and allogeneic haematopoetic stem cell transplantation in the management of chronic leukaemia.

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:

  • be aware of the presenting features
  • demonstrate appropriate use of laboratory investigations to establish diagnosis
  • understand the therapeutic options available for this group of patients
  • understand entry criteria
  • be familiar with ethical considerations of informed consent
  • be able to conduct the collection of entry and follow-up data.

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of chronic leukaemia to perform the clinical skills necessary to manage under supervision:

  • to perform the clinical skills necessary to recognise and apply appropriate laboratory investigations/analysis in patients undergoing autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantation

(For some trainees, a knowledge of the histocompatibility aspects of stem cell transplantation will be appropriate.)

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.


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