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Combined infection training-a pioneering collaborative approach to educating infection specialists.

Sunny, Syba Susan, Nedumaran, Suganya, Aston, Stephen, Neal, Timothy and Taegtmeyer, Miriam ORCID: (2016) 'Combined infection training-a pioneering collaborative approach to educating infection specialists.'. FEMS microbiology letters, Vol 363, Issue 15.

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This commentary discusses the recent pioneering overhaul of training for UK doctors wishing to pursue a career in the infection specialities. Changes include the introduction of new curricula that embrace increased collaboration between the laboratory-based and clinical specialties and a broad-based infection training period, named 'Combined Infection Training', which has never been seen before. Here, we discuss the benefits and challenges associated with the collaborative approach to training with particular reference to points that educators responsible for training programme design need to consider. We also describe our own local experiences in adopting a proactive, multidisciplinary approach to address potential obstacles prospectively.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: W General Medicine. Health Professions > W 21.5 Allied health personnel. Allied health professions
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WC Communicable Diseases > Isolation and quarantine hospitals. Clinics, dispensaries, etc. Leper colonies > WC 100 General works
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Clinical Sciences & International Health > International Public Health Department
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Depositing User: Rachel Dominguez
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2016 10:17
Last Modified: 17 Oct 2019 10:52


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