|Title||Understanding research and development in virology|
By the end of the training period trainees will, in respect of understanding research and development in virology, 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:
- established laboratory techniques for the investigation of an audit/clinical/laboratory-related project
- developing or optimising a novel or in-house technique to improve diagnostic or epidemiological investigative efficacy
- undertaking a piece of original scientific research
- research governance (see relevant generic module).
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:
- ability to undertake a preliminary literature review around the project, a summary of this literature should be retained in the portfolio
- ability to write a one-page proposal outlining the study, suitable for submission to the College
- basic bench work skills associated with the project
- ability to keep clear concise records of results
- analytical skills relevant to project results
- ability to write up project in the form of a dissertation (max 6000 words), or formal publication or MSc/PhD thesis
- presentation skills.
By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge and understanding of research and development in virology, to perform, adapt and master the clinical skills necessary to manage:
- the clinical issues in relation to research and development studies.
Attitudes and behaviours
This module has no attitude and behaviours information.