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Title Basic Principles of Laboratory Haematology
Type Stage Two
Code HLS321
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect to developing skills and knowledge required for the basic principles of laboratory haematology 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 practise as a Consultant Clinical Scientist dealing with the complexities, uncertainties and tensions of professional practise 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:

  • principles and function of automated haematology analysers
  • derivation and interpretation of normal ranges in haematology
  • interpretation of full blood counts (including white cell count & differential, Hb concentration and red cell indices, platelet count and indices)
  • basic understanding of the preparation and interpretation of blood films, cytospins from other body fluids, bone marrow aspirates, bone marrow trephine biopsies and
  • principles and value of IQA and EQA.

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:

  • use of automated haematology analysers
  • preparation of blood smears
  • staining of blood, cytospin and bone marrow aspirate slides.

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of the basic principles of laboratory haematology to perform, adapt and master the clinical skills necessary to manage to:

  • interpret the results from automated haematology analysers
  • understand the role of “flagging” abnormal results for further analysis
  • understand the central role of morphological, cytological and histological investigation in reaching a diagnosis of a haematological malignancies
  • understand the concept of integrated diagnostic reporting.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.

Specialties

Code Title Action
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