Details

Title Laboratory skills 2
Type Stage Two
Code HLS146
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of the laboratory 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
  • having a working knowledge of the evidence base for the use of various immunological therapies
  • organising and managing a laboratory or clinical evaluation (see also ‘Clinical audit’)
  • appropriate statistical evaluation (e.g. ROC curves)

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

  • UKAS accreditation
  • the requirements for mandatory and regulatory issues (e.g. health and safety, radioisotopes, MHRA etc.)
  • evaluation and implementation of new tests and procedures

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

  • use knowledge of therapeutic options and understanding of the principles of their actions to aid clinical decision making
  • develop strategies to diagnose and monitor immunological diseases
  • have a high level and working knowledge of clinical governance
  • 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.

Specialties

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