Aim of this module
This module will provide the trainee with knowledge and understanding of the mechanism of hypersensitivity and allergy. They will understand the clinical presentation and investigation of a range of conditions associated with hypersensitivity and allergy. They will become familiar with methods and strategies to investigate hypersensitivity and allergy and gain experience of the interpretation of patient results in a variety of clinical settings.
|Number||Work-based learning outcome||Title||Knowledge|
Select the appropriate immunological assay to investigate whether the immune system of the patient is producing an allergic response.
Perform immunological testing of allergic response using the appropriate assay.
Perform allergy testing including all of the following (to be performed after observation of the procedure):
Interpret allergy test data in light of clinical details and on patients with a range of common allergies including
Interpret immunological data in light of clinical details.
Identify cases requiring urgent intervention (e.g. anaphylaxis) and be able to offer clinical advice on follow-up and/or further management.
|You must complete|
|2 Case-based discussion(s)|
|2 of the following DOPS / OCEs|
|Perform a test to measure IgE to an allergen||DOPS|
|Perform the test to determine total IgE levels in the serum of a patient||DOPS|
|Perform the test in the laboratory to measure the level of mast cell tryptase in a patient||DOPS|
|Authorise the result of tests for mast cell tyrptase report on the significance of these results||DOPS|
|Authorise the result of tests for IgE to different allergens in at least 5 different patients||DOPS|
|Perform an assay on Component resolved diagnostics to an allergen||DOPS|
|Undertake a skin prick test on a patient and explain to the patient how it is used by the lab||OCE|
|Observe a patch test on a patient and explain to the patient how it is used||OCE|
|Take a patient history for a patient with a suspected allergic reaction||OCE|
|Take a history taking of a patient with a suspected allergic reaction to bees or wasps||OCE|
|Observe the discussion between the clinician and patient when the patient is offered immunotherapy for their allergic reactions and describe to the patient the nature of the tests||OCE|
|Take a patient history where there is suspected angioedema or urticaria||OCE|
|Obtain a patient history from a normal volunteer or typical patient referred to your service and present the findings to a colleague or peer||OCE|
The academic parts of this module will be detailed and communicated to you by your university. Please contact them if you have questions regarding this module and its assessments. The module titles in your MSc may not be exactly identical to the work-based modules shown in the e-portfolio. Your modules will be aligned, however, to ensure that your academic and work-based learning are complimentary.