Title Early pregnancy
Type Stage Two
Code HLS360
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect to early pregnancy 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 predisposing factors, presentation, differential diagnoses and management of early pregnancy including:

  • ultrasonic evaluation of early pregnancy
  • endocrine evaluation of early pregnancy
  • the principles and practices of pregnancy monitoring and appropriate interventions
  • endocrinology of early pregnancy
  • placentation
  • zygosity and chorionicity
  • temporal and spatial anatomy and physiology of the post-implantation embryo
  • causes of early pregnancy loss
  • pathology of early pregnancy
  • treatment of recurrent miscarriage
  • pre-natal screening.

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 skills:

  • to support early pregnancy.

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of early pregnancy to perform, adapt and master the clinical skills necessary to manage to:

  • optimise early pregnancy, minimise pregnancy loss and recommend treatment strategies accordingly.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.


Code Title Action
HLS3-1-20 Reproductive Science [v1] View