Module - Clinical Immunology in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (SLS122)
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
- Actively participate in out-patient clinics involving patients with a range of immunodeficiency conditions. Critically reflect on the efficacy of each treatment strategy, the side effects and effect of quality of life and prepare a series of case reviews to describe your learning and how this will impact on your future practice.
- Identify patients with immunodeficiency, hypersensitivities and allergies and/or haematological malignancy in order to gain an understanding of the care pathway of the patient from the initial consultation, investigations, follow-up appointment and treatment. Where possible, undertake discussions with patients to gain a better understanding of the contribution of clinical immunology in care pathways.
- Actively participate in a range of clinics and multi-disciplinary team meetings (MDTs) where patients are being investigated for immunodeficiency, hypersensitivity and allergy and/or haematological malignancy and discuss the mechanisms and potential treatments/outcomes for each patient with your training supervisor.
- Critically reflect on your own experience of supervision and mentoring and identify how you will use these in your learning training, supervising and mentoring of others.
- Prepare a series of case reports on newly diagnosed patients and follow-up patients in an immunodeficiency, hypersensitivity and allergy and/or haematological malignancy outpatient clinic and critically appraise the process of diagnosis, treatment and management.