Module - Hematological Malignancy (SLS131)
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
- Observe a bone marrow aspiration and trephine to experience the importance to the patient of appropriate sample processing. Reflect on and discuss your experience in terms of patient care pathway.
- Observe peripheral blood collection in the outpatients’ clinic setting to gain knowledge of and report on patient experience.
- Prepare case study reports to illustrate how laboratory results link to clinical outcomes.
- Participate in multidisciplinary review meetings at which laboratory results are presented as part of the clinical record in patients with haematological malignancy. Prepare a portfolio of relevant cases, including learning points and clinical outcomes.
- Visit a histopathology and/or specialist laboratory and gain experience of the investigation and reporting of haematological malignancies. Reflect and report on the partnership between different laboratories and their impact on the quality of patient care.
- Attend ward rounds and/or clinics at which patients with haematological malignancy are being investigated and treated. Discuss and report on the process with regard to the role of ward rounds/clinics and their integration with laboratory investigation for patient care.
- Attend a centre where stem cells are processed and stored, and reflect on the procedures and storage conditions used and their importance in maintaining the quality of the cells