Aim of this module
This module will provide the trainee with knowledge and understanding of application of histopathology to specialised clinical situations, including autopsy. They will apply this knowledge as they use cellular pathology techniques in specialised situations and gain experience of interpreting results from patient investigations.
|Number||Work-based learning outcome||Title||Knowledge|
From routine requests, identify the histopathological specimens required to confirm a diagnosis for:
Perform and record details of macroscopic examination of tissue received from named diseases of:
Dissect and sample 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 named diseases of:
Identify and describe relevant new equipment, methods or procedures that may be able to enhance the contribution of the histopathology laboratory specialised areas of medicine.
Report on the UK centres undertaking specialised histopathology investigations, giving examples from your own experience of the specialised tests provided in named disorders.
In discussion with a pathologist interpret in the correct clinical context the results of:
from specimens received from a range of named specialist systems, to include:
Identify and apply the relevant legislation and guidance that applies to the autopsy and the retrieval of tissue.
|You must complete|
|2 Case-based discussion(s)|
|2 of the following DOPS / OCEs|
|Perform interpretation of clinical details from 10 examples of specialised organ or tissue resections and prioritise samples according to clinical urgency.||DOPS|
|Perform interpretation of clinical details from 10 examples of specialised organ or tissue resections and plan the investigations to be performed and annotate the request accordingly.||DOPS|
|Perform specimen dissection of a range of specialised organ or tissue resection sample types requiring dissection with a knife and select appropriate samples 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 specialised organ or tissue resection specimens being dissected, detailing all required descriptors.||DOPS|
|Perform microtomy on 10 different tissue types from different specialised organ or tissue resections and stain with H and E stain.||DOPS|
|Evaluate and perform a prognostic indicator assessment using the appropriate demonstration technique to a named disease type.||DOPS|
|Perform microscopical interpretation of stained slides and produce a quality assessment evaluation report.||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 specialised organ or tissue 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 specialised organ or tissue 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 specialised organ or tissue types.||OCE|
|From evidence gathered, 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.