Title Allergy 2
Type Stage Two
Code HLS144
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of a detailed knowledge of the presentations, investigation and treatment of allergic diseases* of all degrees of severity be able to:

  • analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge
  • perform, adapt and master a range of technical and clinical skills and procedures and
  • 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.

*Contact dermatitis

Chronic idiopathic urticarial


Patients who have had ‘alternative’ allergy tests but do not have allergic symptoms

ACE inhibitor reactions

Food and aero allergy

Insect venom allergy

Drug allergy

Anaesthetic allergy

Latex allergy


Anaphylactoid reactions 

Non-hereditary angioedema


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:

  • appropriate laboratory investigations
  • therapeutic interventions:
    • putative mechanisms of action of various immunological therapies
    • principles of the various therapeutic options to guide the most appropriate treatment for an individual patient
  • a working knowledge of the evidence base for the use of various immunological therapies.

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, adaptation and mastery of the following technical procedures and laboratory skills

  • the principles of allergy management
  • the appropriate pathways for the following non-allergic illnesses:
    • non-allergic causes of raised IgE
    • chronic fatigue syndrome
  • the principles of immunotherapy
  • the role and limitations of specialist allergy tests including component resolved diagnosis and basophil activation

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of allergic diseases to direct a diagnostic immunology laboratory to perform, adapt and master the clinical skills necessary to manage:

  • the principles of their actions to aid clinical decision making
  • strategies to diagnose and monitor immunological diseases
  • indications for the use of adrenaline preparations
  • be familiar with national guidance on appropriate test selection and use where relevant, e.g. NICE.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.


Code Title Action
HLS1-3-20 Clinical Immunology [v1] View