Title Acquired bleeding disorders
Type Stage One
Code HLS030
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of acquired bleeding 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

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

  • the pathogenesis and mechanisms of acquired bleeding disorders including:
    • DIC
    • massive transfusion
    • renal and hepatic disease
    • obstetric complications
    • coagulation factor inhibitors
  • role of the clinical history in the assessment of the bleeding patient
  • pharmaceuticals and blood products available for the management of excessive bleeding, their indications and side-effects.

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:

  • select and evaluates laboratory results correctly
  • contribute to an appropriate plan in the investigation of these disorders
  • communicate effectively with colleagues on the appropriate use of blood products including coagulation factors.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.


Code Title Action
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