Aim of this module
This module will provide the trainee with knowledge and understanding of the systematic investigation of pathological specimens as part of the clinical investigation of patients. They will understand and apply a range of techniques to several clinical disorders and gain experience of interpreting results from patient investigations.
This module will provide trainees with the knowledge and understanding of the pathological basis of disease and the use of histopathology to detect and diagnose disease.
This module is also part of cytopathology specialist training. The module may be delivered as a combined module or as separate modules with appropriate clinical context.
|Number||Work-based learning outcome||Title||Knowledge|
Use a range of methods for the identification and collection of tissue and cellular preparations for the microscopic investigation of named common conditions, to include:
Interpret clinical requests and associated specimens to prioritise investigations, including the identification of urgent cases.
Interpret clinical requests and associated specimens from named clinical conditions and plan the investigations to be performed in line with agreed protocol.
Prepare and perform macroscopic examination and dissection of specimens as part of systematic investigation of named clinical conditions, to include:
Prepare and section tissue blocks and perform routine and specialised procedures in line with systematic investigation of named clinical conditions, to include:
Interpret routine and specialised investigations performed and recommend appropriate action, to include:
|You must complete|
|2 Case-based discussion(s)|
|2 of the following DOPS / OCEs|
|Perform interpretation of clinical details and prioritise samples according to clinical urgency.||DOPS|
|Perform interpretation of clinical details and plan the investigations to be performed and annotate the request accordingly.||DOPS|
|Perform specimen dissection of a range of sample types requiring tissue transfer and select appropriate samples from those specimens to enable a diagnosis||DOPS|
|Perform assessment and marking of relevant specimen excision margins to enable correct orientation of the samples.||DOPS|
|Perform decalcification on a selection of tissue types, selecting the most appropriate methodology for the specific clinical presentation.||DOPS|
|Perform dictated description of 12 specimens being dissected.||DOPS|
|Perform microtomy on 10 different tissue types and stain with H and E stain.||DOPS|
|Perform microscopical interpretation of stained slides and produce a quality assessment evaluation report||DOPS|
|Perform microscopical interpretation of stained slides from 6 different tissue types||DOPS|
|In the clinic, collect biopsy samples from the clinician and return them to the laboratory using the correct storage and transportation methodology relevant to the investigations required and the local operational protocols.||OCE|
|In the clinic, collect aspirate samples from the clinician and return them to the laboratory using the correct storage and transportation methodology relevant to the investigations required and the local operational protocols.||OCE|
|From evidence gathered, discuss differential diagnosis at a relevant MDT meeting.||OCE|
|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|
|Explain to a Consultant Histopathologist normal and abnormal morphology, relating their morphologic appearance to the clinical condition.||OCE|
|Explain 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.||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.