Title Congenital coagulation disorders
Type Stage One
Code HLS027
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of congenital coagulation disorders, 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. ACDPcategorisation 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:

  • coagulation and the coagulation pathway including control mechanisms and fibrinolysis
  • natural history, presentation and complications of congenital coagulation disorders including haemophilia A, haemophilia B and Von Willebrand disease
  • features of the less common congenital coagulation disorders
  • pathophysiology and diagnosis of neonatal coagulation disorders
  • role of the clinical history in assessment of the bleeding patient
  • diagnostic methods used in assessment of coagulation disorders including specific factor assays
  • use of molecular biological techniques to identify genetic disorders
  • types of coagulation factor concentrates including awareness of their safety profiles.

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:

  • understand the biochemical and physiological theory of coagulation
  • classify the presenting features
  • demonstrate appropriate use of laboratory investigations to establish diagnosis
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of ethical issues of genetic family studies
  • understand the role of these techniques in pre-natal and family testing
  • classify the prophylaxis and treatment of congenital coagulation disorders.

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

  • to perform the clinical skills necessary to interpret results of laboratory assays accurately.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.


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