Details

Title Primary immune deficiency 2
Type Stage Two
Code HLS148
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of a detailed knowledge of primary immune deficiencies, their presentations, investigation and treatment, 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
  • appropriate assessment and management of patients with congenital and acquired immunodeficiency – including antibody, cell mediated and innate defects
  • putative mechanisms of action of various immunological therapies including immunoprophylaxis.

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

  • importance of understanding immunopathogenesis
  • therapeutic options in these disorders
  • strategies to diagnose and monitor immunological diseases.

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

  • knowledge of therapeutic options and understanding of the principles of their actions to aid clinical decision making
  • strategies to diagnose and monitor immunological diseases
  • to explain the indications for the use of these therapies including immunoprophylaxis
  • to explain adverse effects associated with individual therapies and immunoprophylaxis
  • a working knowledge of the evidence base for the use of various immunological therapies including immunoprophylaxis
  • appropriate investigation when these conditions are part of a differential diagnosis, interpret relevant results and identify clinical critical results and take appropriate action
  • 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