Aim of this module
This module will provide the trainee with knowledge and understanding of the aetiology, pathogenesis and main clinical features of relevant non- gynaecological cancers. They will understand and gain experience of the role of the cytology laboratory in the diagnosis of non-gynaecological malignancy.
|Number||Work-based learning outcome||Title||Knowledge|
Analyse non-gynaecological samples to identify normal morphology, inflammation, benign neoplasia and malignancy.
Interpret adequacy of samples at on-site clinical procedures, including:
Prepare a diagnostic pathway, from diagnosis to treatment for non- gynaecological cancers, to include:
Perform the reception and basic preparation of specimens for the investigation of non- gynaecological cancer.
Perform to quality standards appropriate specialised cytopathological techniques as part of the systematic investigation of non-gynaecological cancer.
Perform to quality standards at least three of the following specialised techniques, including:
Use and evaluate new equipment relevant to the cytological investigation of non-gynaecological cancer.
In discussion with a supervisor, interpret in the correct clinical context the results of cytological investigations in non-gynaecological cancer, to include:
In discussion with a pathologist, prepare and issue reports from the selected cases of non- gynaecological cancer.
|You must complete|
|2 Case-based discussion(s)|
|2 of the following DOPS / OCEs|
|Prepare 10 FNA samples in a clinical setting and stain using a rapid staining technique.||DOPS|
|Using gradient density media prepare 5 blood stained serous effusion samples. Assess the preparation microscopically and comment on the cytological picture.||DOPS|
|Prepare 5 cells blocks from range of cytology samples. Write short notes on different cell block techniques.||DOPS|
|Under supervision carry out immunocytochemical testing on range cytology samples, using a range of markers.||DOPS|
|Under supervision carry out molecular biology testing on range of cytology samples. May require travel to a testing centre.||DOPS|
|Set up a microscope for Kohler illumination.||DOPS|
|Prepare 5 synovial fluid samples for crystal analysis and under supervision carry out polarising microscopy assessment.||DOPS|
|Perform microscopical interpretation of 5 serous effusion samples and based on morphology and clinical history suggest an appropriate further ancillary testing.||DOPS|
|From evidence gathered and discussions with relevant clinical colleagues, produce a clinical pathway document detailing the impact of non gynaecological cytopathology in the diagnostic process on the overall patient pathway.||OCE|
|From evidence gathered at various cancer MDTs and discussions with relevant clinical colleagues, produce a reflective account of the learning acquired including differential diagnosis and patient management.||OCE|
|Perform microscopical interpretation of Papanicolaou and Romanowsky stained slides from 10 of respiratory, serous effusion and urinary tract samples with range of cytological abnormalities and discuss the features with consultant cytologist.||OCE|
|Attend a one stop FNA clinic and under supervision carry out adequacy assessment on five cases.||OCE|
|Attend paracentesis and Thoracentesis procedures and discuss the role of cytology in patient management||OCE|
|Attend EBUS procedure and under supervision carry out adequacy assessment on five patients, and write reflective notes on role of EBUS on diagnostic pathway||OCE|
|Attend bronchoscopy procedure and observe sampling procedure for cytology and write reflective notes.||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.