|Title||Presentation and Management of Infections in Pregnancy|
By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect to developing skills and knowledge required for understanding the presentation and management of the infections that can be transmitted from mother to baby during antenatal, perinatal and postnatal periods of pregnancy 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 practise as a Consultant Clinical Scientist dealing with the complexities, uncertainties and tensions of professional practise 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 presentation, microbial causes, differential diagnoses and management of infections that can be transmitted from mother to baby during the antenatal, perinatal and postnatal period, including syphilis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex, varicella, toxoplasma, hepatitis B, HIV.
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 a molecular diagnosis and inform patient management decisions
By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of infection in pregnancy to perform, adapt and master the clinical skills necessary to:
- liaise with clinical pathology colleagues and the clinical team and associated specialities on the diagnosis and management of the pregnant patient.
- use molecular methods to complement other approaches (e.g. culture, serology) when investigating cases of infections in pregnancy
Attitudes and behaviours
This module has no attitude and behaviours information.