Aim of this module
This module will provide the trainee with knowledge and understanding of the principles of carcinogenesis, malignancy and metastasis. They will understand and apply cellular pathology to the diagnosis and management of a range of common cancers. They will apply cellular pathology techniques in cancer and gain experience of interpreting results from patient investigations.
|Number||Work-based learning outcome||Title||Knowledge|
Plan and implement, using aetiology and clinical presentation information, a diagnostic process to identify common cancers and their prognosis.
Perform the examination of and record details of the macroscopic examination of tissue received from named cancers.
Perform dissection and sample cancer resection specimens received in accordance with local protocols.
Perform to quality standards basic and appropriate specialised histopathological techniques as part of the systematic investigation of tissue received from a minimum of 10 different named cancers.
Use and evaluate new equipment relevant to the histological investigation of cancer.
Present orally the evidence base for three different diagnostic algorithms and/or prognostic indicators used by your unit in the investigation and management of cancer patients.
Identify and interpret national and international cancer targets and survival statistics for at least three common cancers.
In discussion with a pathologist interpret in the correct clinical context the results of:
from specimens received from a range of named cancers.
|You must complete|
|2 Case-based discussion(s)|
|2 of the following DOPS / OCEs|
|Perform interpretation of clinical details from 10 examples of cancer organ resections and prioritise samples according to clinical urgency.||DOPS|
|Perform interpretation of clinical details from 10 examples of cancer resections and plan the investigations to be performed and annotate the request accordingly.||DOPS|
|Perform specimen dissection of a range of cancer resection sample types requiring dissection with a knife and select appropriate samples from those specimens to enable a diagnosis to be made.||DOPS|
|Perform assessment and marking of relevant specimen excision margins to enable correct orientation of the samples.||DOPS|
|Perform dictated description of 10 cancer resection specimens being dissected.||DOPS|
|Perform microtomy on 10 different tissue types from different cancer resections and stain with H and E stain.||DOPS|
|Evaluate and perform a prognostic indicator assessment using the appropriate demonstration technique to a named cancer type.||DOPS|
|Perform microscopical interpretation of stained slides and produce a quality assessment evaluation report.||DOPS|
|Perform microscopical interpretation of stained slides from 6 different major organ types||DOPS|
|From evidence gathered and discussions with relevant clinical colleagues, produce a clinical pathway document detailing the impact of the diagnostic process on the overall patient pathway.||OCE|
|From evidence gathered and discussions with relevant clinical colleagues, produce a reflective account of the learning acquired||OCE|
|Perform microscopical interpretation of H and E stained slides from 6 different major organ types and demonstrate to a Consultant Histopathologist normal and abnormal morphology, relating their morphologic appearance to the clinical condition.||OCE|
|Perform microscopical interpretation of stained slides from 6 different major organ types and demonstrate to a Consultant Histopathologist the algorithmic processes used to determine a differential diagnosis.||OCE|
|In discussion with a Consultant Histopathologist, use information gathered from the algorithmic process to produce a preliminary diagnosis for 6 specimens from different major organ types.||OCE|
|Discuss differential diagnosis at a relevant MDT meeting.||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.