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Table 1 Summary of scenarios conducted in Haematopoietic & Immune System course

From: Use of simulation in teaching haematological aspects to undergraduate medical students improves student’s knowledge related to the taught theoretical underpinnings

Scenario number Scenario Theme Location Setting Learning Objectives
Haematology scenario 1 Vitamin B12 deficiency Outpatient clinic • Identify blood cells morphology in megaloblastic anaemia using peripheral blood films.
• Correlate red blood cells morphology with other clinical features and laboratory findings.
• Discuss the differential diagnosis of macrocytic anaemia.
• Develop effective communication skills. Develop patient’s history taking skills.
Haematology scenario 2  Secondary anaemia Outpatient clinic • Diagnostic approach to a patient with anaemia
• Classification of different types of anaemia
• Discuss management of secondary anaemia in general terms
• Improve the communication skills & establish a trust in a patient-physician relation.
• Ensure that the patients receive full information in an understandable way about the diagnosis and plan.
Haematology scenario 3 Thrombocytopenia Outpatient clinic • Diagnostic approach to a patient with thrombocytopenia and that Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) is a diagnosis of exclusion.
• Classification of different causes of thrombocytopenia
• Discuss management of Immune Thrombocytopenia (ITP) in general terms
• Improve the communication skills & establish a trust in a patient-physician relation.
• Ensure that the patients receive full information in an understandable way about the diagnostic workup, diagnosis and plan.
Haematology scenario 4  Thrombophilia Emergency • Evaluate short case studies using the medical history and laboratory results to determine the likely diagnoses.
• Interpret clinical and laboratory data as it relates to common bleeding disorders.
• Discuss the possible interventions for the case management.
• Develop effective communication skills & develop patient’s history taking skills.
Haematology scenario 5 Haemophilia Delivery suite • Evaluate short case studies using the medical history and laboratory results to determine the likely diagnoses.
• Interpret clinical and laboratory data as it relates to common bleeding disorders.
• Discuss the possible interventions for the case management.
• Develop effective communication skills & develop patient’s history taking skills.
Haematology scenario 6 Sideroblastic in progress Outpatient clinic • Diagnostic approach to a patient with anaemia.
• Discuss the differential diagnosis of anaemia.
• Discuss management of anaemia in general terms
• Improve the communication skills & establish a trust in a patient-physician relation.
• Improve patient’s history taking skills.