Module - Introduction to Haematology and Transfusion Science (SLS102)
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 the local programme for monitoring anticoagulation Reflect on its importance to the service, to the patient and the benefits for patient management.
- Under supervision, prepare a report for patients being investigated for one of the following:
- basic haematological disorders
- Attend multidisciplinary team meeting, including the identification of at least one clinical case and review/report on the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to patient investigation and management.
- Review and discuss the scope of the hospital haematology laboratory in the investigation of basic haematological disorders, haemostasis and blood transfusion.
- Report and discuss with your trainer the range of blood components and products in common use and their correct storage.
- Provide support in the investigation of basic haematological disorders, and discuss with your trainer the correct sampling technique and the use and validity of reference ranges.
- Review and discuss the interpretation and reporting of laboratory results in the context of common clinical disorders.
- Reflect on and present a report regarding the partnership between Haematology and Transfusion Science and other clinical specialisms in the investigation and management of common disorders.
- Observe, support and reflect on blood film preparation, staining and interpretation in normal and pathological conditions, including parasites.