|Title||General laboratory investigation|
By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of general laboratory investigation, be able to:
- analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge
- perform, adapt and master a range of technical and 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
- requirements of sample collection and preparation, understanding of pre-analytical variables
- screening tests, principles, practice and interpretation: PT, APTT, TT (including correction tests), fibrinogen, FDP/D-dimer assays, near patient testing
- coagulation factor assays, principles, practice and interpretation
- coagulation factor inhibitor assays, principles, practice and interpretation
- investigation of the patient with a circulating anticoagulant/inhibitor
- investigation of the patient with suspected afibrinogenaemia/hypofibrinogenaemia/dysfibrinogenaemia
- platelet function testing (platelet aggregation, nucleotide studies, flow cytometry)
- global tests of haemostasis, principles, practice and interpretation: blood count and film, bleeding time, PFA100, thrombin generation/ETP, thromboelastograph, assessment of protein C pathway
- IQC and EQA in haemostasis and thrombosis investigations.
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:
- knowledge and understanding of technical and practical aspects of laboratory methods for the investigation of haemostasis and thrombosis
- appropriate use of laboratory investigations to establish diagnosis.
Attitudes and behaviours
This module has no attitude and behaviours information.