Title Virology Management
Type Stage Two
Code HLS274
Requirement Compulsory

Module objective

By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of management, be able to

  • analyse, synthesise, evaluate and apply knowledge
  • perform, adapt and master a range of skills 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 structure of the NHS
  • the role of the virology laboratory in pathology as a whole (including reference laboratories)
  • the roles of clinical scientists, Biomedical Scientist and other laboratory healthcare staff and lines of accountability
  • skill mix requirements in laboratory
  • budget management
  • teamwork, including multidisciplinary working
  • leadership skills
  • time management
  • role of pathology networks
  • funding streams
  • external and internal quality assurance
  • laboratory accreditation and quality management systems.

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:

  • simple book-keeping
  • writing a business case
  • ability to interpret budget and financial planning
  • spreadsheet skills
  • ability to generate a rota.

Attitudes and behaviours

This module has no attitude and behaviours information.


Code Title Action
HLS2-3-20 Virology [v1] View