By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of myeloma, 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
- Health and safety legislation and guidance
- ACDP categorisation of biological agents
- Laboratory safety and containment
- 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 classification, natural history and molecular biology of myeloma
- presentation and staging
- treatment regimens and trial protocols in the management of myeloma
- indications for intensive chemotherapy and haemopoietic progenitor cell transplantation in the management of myeloma.
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
- 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 myeloma to perform the clinical skills necessary to manage under supervision to
- select appropriate laboratory investigations to establish diagnosis and stage of disease
- 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.