|Title||Basic and theoretical skills 2|
By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of the basic and theoretical skills necessary to direct a diagnostic immunology laboratory, 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.
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
- the effect of genetic and environmental influences such as age, sex, nutrition, time of day, stress, hospitalisation therapeutic agents on immunology results.
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
- to organise and manage a laboratory or clinical evaluation (see also ‘Clinical audit’)
- appropriate statistical evaluation (e.g. ROC curves).
By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of the basic and theoretical skills necessary to direct a diagnostic immunology laboratory to perform, adapt and master the clinical skills necessary to manage:
- strategies to diagnose and monitor immunological diseases
- the appropriate use and interpretation of the results of the laboratory investigations in screening for disease, to establish (differential) diagnosis, to monitor progress and treatment
- to liaise and communicate clearly with colleagues and other clinical teams in primary and secondary care both verbally and in writing
- an effective interface between laboratory and clinical staff, as part of team.
- to interact effectively with members of multidisciplinary teams in hospital, gp and community
- to recognise the importance of good communication and supportive care for successful patient outcomes
- to relate theoretical knowledge and laboratory results to patient management and clinical practice
- to recognise and appropriately respond to minor and major abnormalities within a patient’s results
- to relate theoretical knowledge of biological variation to interpretation of laboratory results with respect to patient management and clinical practiceto recognise and appropriately respond to minor and major abnormalities within a patient’s results
- 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.