Infectious Complications of Transfusion Therapy. (HLS194)

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Infectious Complications of Transfusion Therapy. (HLS194)

Module Objective

By the end of the training period with respect to the infectious complications of transfusion therapy 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, critically evaluate and synthesise relevant knowledge and its application to their professional practice in relation to:

  • disease associations, significance, incidence, pathophysiology, presentation, prevention, donor screening and management of:
  • viral infections (although this may not be an exhaustive list) including:
    • Hepatitis B virus
    • Hepatitis C virus
    • HIV I/II
    • HTLV I/II
    • West Nile Virus
    • CMV
    • Epstein Barr virus
  • bacterial infections
    • Syphilis
  • parasitic infections
    • Malaria
    • Babesia
    • Chagas Disease
  • prion diseases
    • Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
    • Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease

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 infectious complications of transfusion therapy. Specifically the trainee will:

  • recognise and appraise the potential risks of infectious complications following blood transfusion, and the measures taken to reduce risks as far as possible

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply expert knowledge of the infectious complications of blood transfusion therapy to perform, adapt and master the clinical skills necessary to:

  • provide advice and tuition to clinical colleagues on the rationale for infectious disease screening and on the relative risks to blood transfusion therapy