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Individual Placement Description
Placement Microbiology/Infectious Diseases
Programme S7
Year F2
Region South-East
Hospital(s) Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
Main Duties of Placement

Assisting Microbiology Team to assess ward referrals and during the ITU ward round.

Taking part in an audit.

Taking and admitting ID referrals. Looking after ID ward patients.

Typical Work Pattern

Micro: 9am-5pm plus HAN shifts (9pm-9am).

ID: 8am-4pm, 9am-5pm, 9am-9pm, HAN shifts.

Learning Opportunities

Lots of one-to-one teaching in Micro plus weekly group tutorials and journal club.

Several small group tutorials and a departmental tutorial once per week in ID.


As above plus weekly FY2 teaching (1 hour).

Unique Selling Points

Excellent teaching and opportunity to be placed in a specialised area in Micro. Excellent clinical cases and signs in ID.

Employer Information
It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.

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