3. Aims of training

On the basis of this training, European specialists in Paediatric Haematology and Oncology will acquire an understanding of children with blood disorders or cancer and will be clinically competent in their diagnosis and management. The trainee will also have an understanding of the scientific principles of haematological disorders and childhood cancers and of the specialty related laboratory test procedures (including safety aspects), interpretation of the results and management aspects of their specialty.

The trainee is expected to be familiar with clinical skills (including risk benefit assessment), research methodologies, teaching and presentation methods, and ethical issues pertaining to research and clinical management. This should include in‑patient and out-patient care and the routine application of specialised diagnostic and therapeutic methods. The specialist should understand the principles of clinical trials and obtaining consent, and be able to follow protocols
and manage patients participating in them. Experience in teaching should be provided during the specialist training.