Presentation and Management of Infections in Neonates and Children (HLS257)

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Presentation and Management of Infections in Neonates and Children (HLS257)

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 infections in neonates and children 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

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 infections in neonates and children

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 molecular diagnosis and inform patient management decisions

By the end of the training period the trainee will be able to apply knowledge of infections in neonates and children  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.
  • use molecular methods to complement other approaches (e.g. culture, serology) when investigating cases of infection in neonates and children