Details

Title Presentation and management of skin and soft tissue infections
Type Stage Two
Code HLS222
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of presentation and management of skin and soft tissue 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 skin and soft tissue infections including:

  • superficial skin infections
  • rashes
  • lymphadenitis
  • cellulitis
  • myositis and myonecrosis
  • necrotising fasciitis
  • synergistic and gas gangrene
  • folliculitis and suppurative soft tissue 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 to make microbial diagnosis of skin and soft tissue infections.

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of presentation and management of skin and soft tissue infections to perform, adapt and master the clinical skills necessary to: 

  • liaise with the clinical team on the diagnosis and management including antimicrobial treatment of the patient with skin and soft tissue infections as listed above.
  • liaise with health protection staff as appropriate.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.

Specialties

Code Title Action
HLS2-1-20 Microbiology [v1] View