Details

Title Platelet disorders 1
Type Stage One
Code HLS037
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of platelet 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. 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:

  • platelet structure and function
  • platelet and vessel wall interaction
  • congenital and acquired qualitative platelet disorders
  • measurement of platelet numbers by automated counters
  • platelet function tests, their uses and limitations
  • mechanisms of action of pharmacological platelet inhibitors.

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:

  • provide appropriate advice on the laboratory investigation of platelet disorders
  • provide appropriate advice on the effects of anti-platelet agents in the laboratory investigation of platelet disorders.

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

  • to select and evaluate investigations correctly to make an appropriate diagnosis.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.

Specialties

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