Title Basic Haematology
Type Stage One
Code HLS049
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period the trainee will, in respect of clinical and laboratory transfusion, be able to:

  • analyse, synthesise, critically evaluate and apply knowledge
  • perform a range of 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 origin, structure and function of the cellular components of blood
  • haemoglobin synthesis in the foetus, neonate and adult including haemoglobin ‘switching’
  • the role of haemopoietic growth factors and cytokines
  • the origin, structure and function of plasma proteins
  • haemostatic pathways, clotting factors and principles of coagulation
  • common coagulation disorders and their management
  • common platelet disorders and their management
  • common malignant and non-malignant haematological disorders and their management
  • normal and abnormal ranges of haematological parameters
  • the pathogenesis and/or aetiology of:
    • HDFN
    • adverse reactions to blood transfusion
    • autoimmune disorders affecting red cells and platelets
    • haematological malignancies and other bone marrow failure syndromes
    • inherited and acquired platelet and red cell disorders
  • the relationship between diagnostic assays used in blood transfusion and the pathogenesis of common haematological disorders
  • the clinical significance of reference range data and implications for transfusion therapy.

Technical and clinical skills

By the end of the training period with respect to Clinical and Laboratory Transfusion, trainees will be able to apply their expert knowledge of immunological theory to the performance of the clinical skills necessary to:

  • perform a range of clinical skills necessary to examine and interpret specimens in a systematic way.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.


Code Title Action
HLS1-6-20 Clinical and Laboratory Transfusion [v1] View