Curriculum Delivery.

Resource Allocation

The School of Pathology recognises that some curriculum delivery (previously know as study leave) is not immediately available from within the training programmes delivered within Yorkshire and Humber. It follows that external courses, attachments and teaching is likely to be required/accessed by trainees variably in order to provide progress towards CCT. 

The Training Programme Directors (TPDs) in 2010 drew up a list of training elements that are often needed for progression towards CCT, as laid out below.  These courses were designated either essential or desirable. It is unlikely that any one trainee would need every one of the courses, but review of progress at ARCP will guide strategic applications for the year ahead.

The School of Pathology will support trainee financial claims for access to these courses. 

The application form for such leave must be signed off by the Programme Director/Deputy (but not by educational supervisors/clinical supervisors). Those courses within the list below may be accessed without difficulty, but must still seek appropriate sign off. 

Courses that are not on this list may be accessible providing that a case can be made for the educational need, with identification of which courses are not likely to be taken up as a consequence. These will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the TPDs and Head of School. 

Recommended Courses below for each specialty:

Histopathology Courses
Grade Area
ST1 Block Teaching Sessions (Bristol/Liverpool/Leeds)
  Local FRCPath training
   
ST2 Autopsy Course, Sheffield
  College course  RCPath
  Part 1 Revision Course, Manchester
  Local FRCPath training
   
ST3 Gynae and Non-Gynae Course, Manchester
  Gynae and Non-Gynae Course, Bristol
  Updates on GI Gynae, etc.
  Local FRCPath training
   
ST4 Diagnostic Histopathology Course, Sheffield
  Diagnostic Histopathology Course, Oxford
  Mock Exams – MEDILINK – London/Manchester
  The Manchester Histopathology Course
  Local FRCPath training
   
ST5 Management Course (HEE YH)
  Job Interview (HEE YH)
  Training for Trainers (HEE YH)
  Time Management Course (HEE YH)
  Leadership Skills (HEE YH)
  College course  RCPath
  Specilaity updates re transition to consultant
  Local FRCPath training
   
Chemical Pathology Courses
Grade Area
ST1 National meeting e.g. Focus/ Diabetes UK/Endocrine Societies meeting/ ACB training course
  Lipid Update
  Spectrometry
  Metabolic study day
   
ST2 National meeting
  Diabetes Update
  Metabolic study day
   
ST3 National meeting
  Nutrition course
  ACP management basic
  Metabolic study day
   
ST4 National meeting
  Osteoporosis course
  Metabolic study day
   
ST5 National meeting
  ACP management advanced
  Metabolic study day
Medical Microbiology and Virology Courses
Grade Area)
ST1 Colindale (Hospital infection/ surveillance course)
   
ST2 Molecular techniques (Warwick)
  Topics in infection
  Updates (RCPathologists/ HIS/AMM/BIS) various topics
  Antibiotic susceptibility
   
ST3 HIV resistance
  Antiviral resistance
  Federation of Infection Societies
  Practical parasitology
  Tuberculosis
   
ST4 Topics in infection
  FRCPath preparation course
  Infection Control (Don't panic course)
  Updates (RCPathologists/ HIS/AMM/BIS) various topics
  Diagnostic mycology
   
ST5 Management Course (HEE YH)
  Job Interview (HEE YH)
  Training for Trainers (HEE YH)
  Time Management Course (HEE YH)
  Leadership Skills (HEE YH)
  Management Course (HEE YH NB: can been Keele/ACP if no capacity at HEE YH)
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