|Title||Presentation and management of CNS infections|
By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of presentation and management of CNS infections, be able to:
- analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge
- perform, adapt and master a range of technical and clinical skills and procedures and
- demonstrate the attitudes and behaviours necessary for professional practice as a consultant clinical scientist dealing with the complexities, uncertainties and tensions of professional practice at this level.
Knowledge and understanding
By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse, evaluate and synthesise relevant knowledge and its application to their professional practice with respect to the predisposing factors, presentation, microbial causes, differential diagnoses and management (including infection control where appropriate) of CNS infections including:
- CNS abscesses
- space-occupying lesions in the brain
- CSF shunt infections and post-surgical infections.
Technical and clinical skills
By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of current relevant research, theory and knowledge and its application to the performance, adaptation and mastery of the following technical procedures and laboratory skills:
- the microbial diagnosis of CNS infection.
By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of presentation and management of CNS infections to perform, adapt and master the clinical skills necessary to:
- liaise with and advise the clinical team, using the available evidence base on the diagnosis and management including antimicrobial treatment of the patient with CNS infection
- liaise with all health professionals including health protection personnel as appropriate regarding the management of contacts and public health management.
Attitudes and behaviours
This module has no attitude and behaviours information.