Title Bone marrow failure syndromes 1
Type Stage One
Code HLS031
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of bone marrow failure syndromes, 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

  • aetiology, natural history and classification of pancytopenia including:
    • aplastic anaemia
    • myelodysplastic syndromes
  • the use of blood product support and define the complications of long-term transfusion
  • treatment options in the bone marrow failure syndromes.

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:

  • to understand the therapeutic options available for this group of patients.

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of bone marrow failure syndromes to perform the clinical skills necessary to manage under supervision to:

  • select and evaluate laboratory methods to reach a diagnosis
  • select and provide blood for transfusion.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.


Code Title Action
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