Acute Myeloid Leukaemia – Introduction, Diagnosis and Management

This micro skills course describes the pathophysiology, diagnosis and initial management priorities in newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) and complications that may require critical care input. It also covers how concurrent AML and its treatment may impact on critical illness.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Describe the cellular pathology and pathophysiology of acute myeloid leukaemia (AML)
  3. List common presenting symptoms and signs of AML, including acute promyelocytic leukaemia (APML)
  4. Describe the diagnostic process and interpret common investigation findings in AML
  5. Describe the clinical management of the newly diagnosed AML patient
  6. List the treatment options to achieve remission at the various stages of the chemotherapy process
  7. Describe the side-effects of chemotherapeutic drugs commonly used to treat AML

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.