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Title Solid organ transplantation 1
Type Stage One
Code HLS046
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect solid organ transplantation and its clinical interface, 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:

  • different types of solid organ transplants currently performed and the emerging developments in solid organ transplant
  • HLA and non-HLA factors relevant to the different types of solid organ transplant
  • clinical indications, complications and factors affecting outcome for different types of solid organ transplant
  • appropriate H&I compatibility tests required for patient and donor pre-transplant workup and post-transplant monitoring
  • organisation and function of NHSBT-ODT in the registration and management of patients and donors for solid organ transplant
  • processes for matching and allocating solid organs and its relevance to the transplant patient’s workup
  • legislation, standards and ethical issues relating to solid organ transplant.

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:

  • select and perform the appropriate range of compatibility tests necessary for the pre-transplant workup of recipients and donors
  • select and perform the appropriate range of post-transplant monitoring tests for recipients and donors
  • perform all processes required of the H&I department to allow registration of patients and donors with NHSBT for transplant
  • report results and provide relevant clinical commentary where necessary.

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of solid organ transplantation and its clinical interface to perform the clinical skills necessary to manage under supervision to:

  • participate at relevant MDT meetings, acting as a liaison between the laboratory and the transplant team
  • advise the clinical team with regard to compatibility of patient and donors
  • prioritise workload according to the clinical need of the patients.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.

Specialties

Code Title Action
HLS1-4-20 Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics [v1] View