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Presentation and Management of Urinary Tract Infections
Stage Two
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Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect to developing skills and knowledge required for understanding the presentation and management of urinary tract 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 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 predisposing factors, presentation, microbial causes, differential diagnoses and management of urinary infections including :
    • cystitis
    • pyelonephritis
    • catheter-related infections
    • urethritis
    • nephritis
    • renal and perinephric abscesses
    • urinary tract infections in immunocompromised patients and specialist groups including paediatric, dialysis pregnancy, young men, people with abnormal renal tracts and anatomical abnormalities of the urinary tract
  • understanding the application of molecular methods (e.g. 16S PCR) as alternatives to culture- based methods

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 of urinary tract infections

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of urinary infections to perform, adapt and master the clinical skills necessary to:

  • liaise with clinical pathology colleagues and the clinical team on the diagnosis and management of the patient with urinary tract infection
  • use molecular methods to complement other approaches (e.g. culture, serology) when investigating cases of urinary tract infection

Attitudes and behaviours


This module has no attitude and behaviours information.

Module assigned to


Specialty code Specialty title Action
Specialty code HLS2-1-20 Specialty title Microbiology [V1] Action View
Specialty code HLS2-4-20 Specialty title Molecular Pathology of Infection [V1] Action View