Module - Immunity and the Principles and Practice of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (SLS101)
Clinical experiential learning is the range of activities trainees may undertake in order to gain the experience and evidence to demonstrate their achievement of module competencies and assessments. The list is not definitive or mandatory, but training officers should ensure, as best training practice, that trainees gain as many of these clinical experiences as possible. They should be included in training plans, and once undertaken they should support the completion of module assessments and competencies within the e-portfolio.
Clinical experiential learning
- Participate in multi-disciplinary meetings at which results from patients are reviewed; discuss the review process and outcomes with your training supervisor in order to understand the benefits of the clinical review process for patient investigation and management.
- Observe and discuss with your training supervisor the investigation of the patient HLA profile, correct sampling technique and the use and validity of reference ranges.
- Review the role of the immune response in common clinical disorders where transplantation is the therapy of choice and present your review to your colleagues at a departmental meeting.
- Regularly participate in discussions on the interpretation and reporting of laboratory results in the context of common clinical disorders where transplantation is the therapy of choice; critically reflect on your learning and set out your development actions in a plan as part of your continuing professional development plan.
- Use your experience to critically reflect on the partnership of H&I to other clinical specialisms in the investigation and management of patients requiring transplantation, identifying areas of good practice and areas where changes may result in stronger partnerships. Document how this learning will impact on your future role as a clinical scientist.