Module - Disorders of Red and White Blood Cells (SLS124)
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
- Attend a haematology outpatients’ clinic to gain experience of the patient–consultant interaction and write a reflective report to include key points concerning the patient experience and service delivery.
- Attend ward rounds and/or clinics at which patients are being investigated and treated for haematological disorders. Follow the investigation and diagnosis of at least one patient and discuss the process, outcomes and role of laboratory investigations in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients.
- Participate in multidisciplinary review meetings at which haematology results are presented as part of the clinical record in patients with haematological disorders. Reflect and report on the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients.
- Prepare a portfolio of relevant cases, including learning points and clinical outcomes including key learning points for your own future practice.
- Observe family counselling and report on your experience, including perceptions of the importance of this approach, the effectiveness of the process and the potential outcomes for the patient and their family.
- Critically appraise the findings of a review of the internal quality control and external quality assessment of three methods in haematology. Identify key learning points for your future practice.
- Become familiar with the laboratory quality management system and perform examination and other audits as part of the laboratory accreditation process (applies to all specialist modules).