Title Lymphoma 1
Type Stage One
Code HLS036
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of lymphoma, 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 natural history, classification and molecular biology of Hodgkin’s and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • presentation and definition of staging criteria
  • the histological classification of lymphomas particularly the WHO classification
  • the chemotherapy treatment regimens and explain the place of radiotherapy and trial protocols in the management of lymphoma
  • the indications for intensive chemotherapy and haemopoietic progenitor cell transplantation in the management of lymphoma.

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 trial entry criteria
  • be familiar with ethical considerations of informed consent.

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

  • Select appropriate laboratory investigations to establish diagnosis and stage of disease
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of trephine biopsies and lymph node histology
  • 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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