Module - Introduction to Epidemiology (SBI202)
Clinical experiential learning is the range of activities trainees may undertake in order to gain the experience and evidence to demonstrate their achievement of module competencies and assessments. The list is not definitive or mandatory, but training officers should ensure, as best training practice, that trainees gain as many of these clinical experiences as possible. They should be included in training plans, and once undertaken they should support the completion of module assessments and competencies within the e-portfolio.
Clinical experiential learning
- Visit a microbiology laboratory to gain an understanding of the processes and methods involved in identifying and typing infectious disease agents responsible for human infection, and with your supervisor, discuss how your experience will inform your future practice.
- Discuss with a relevant public health professional how surveillance data can be used to make decisions on programmes of work aimed at improving and/or protecting the patient’s and public’s health.
- Within an acute hospital setting, discuss with colleagues available hospital data sources and how surveillance data is used for decision making, e.g. data in relation to infection control, outbreak management, Hospital Episode Statistics.
- Shadow an environmental health officer during an inspection.
- Critically reflect on your experiences engaging with these public health professionals, including reflection on the effectiveness of the partnerships and communications underpinning good surveillance and outbreak investigation.