Details

Title Outbreaks of infection in hospital and the community
Type Stage Two
Code HLS239
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of outbreaks of infection in hospital and the community deal effectively with outbreaks of infection and 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 in relation to:

  • the use of surveillance to identify incidents/outbreaks
    • how to initiate investigation and control measures
    • describe of the role of others in outbreak management, e.g. CCDC/CHP, regional epidemiologists, PHE laboratories, Centre for Infections (CfI) reference laboratories
  • the local procedures for the prevention and control of infectious diseases
  • the availability of expertise, including reference centres
  • modelling methods and their limitations
  • laboratory support for outbreaks including typing methods and genomics
  • the reservoirs, sources, routes of transmission and portals of entry of common HAIs.

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

  • contact other sources of information and support when appropriate
  • use appropriate IT methodologies and statistics.

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of outbreaks of infection in hospital and the community to perform, adapt and master the clinical skills necessary to:

  • deal with the unexpected
  • initiate investigation and control measures
  • recognise abnormal patterns of infection
  • communicate (both in writing and verbally) with colleagues, the media and the public.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.

Specialties

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