Transfusion Therapy for Patients with Anaemia and Common Haematological Disorders (HLS188)

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Transfusion Therapy for Patients with Anaemia and Common Haematological Disorders (HLS188)

Module Objective

By the end of the training period with respect to transfusion therapy for patients with haematological disorders, the trainee will be able to:

  • analyse, synthesise, critically 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

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:

  • common malignant and non-malignant haematological disorders, their pathophysiology, presentation and treatment
  • the pathophysiology of anaemia including:
    • iron deficiency
    • megaloblastic anaemia
    • congenital and acquired haemolytic anaemia
    • haemoglobinopathies
    • anaemia of chronic disorders
    • neonatal anaemia
  • the biochemistry of haemoglobin breakdown
  • the laboratory techniques required for the investigation of anaemia
  • the use of blood product and component support, and the complications of long-term transfusion in these disorders
  • post-transfusion haemolysis

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 a range of technical procedures and laboratory skills and will be able to:

  • master the performance of and interpret serological and biochemical tests to investigate the causes of anaemia and other haematological disorders

 

By the end of the training period with respect of transfusion therapy for patients with haematological disorders, trainees will be able to perform, adapt and master a range of clinical skills and will be able to:

  • select and direct the use of clinical laboratory methods in the diagnosis and monitoring of haematological disorders
  • advise on transfusion support for patients with haematological disorders, including patients after allogeneic stem cell transplantation
  • provide expert advice on the transfusion of patients with haemolysis