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Individual Placement Description
Placement Infectious Diseases
Year F1
Region North
Hospital(s) Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Main Duties of Placement

Ward-based duties relating to the care of inpatients in a 26-bedded speciality Infectious Diseases ward.

Typical Work Pattern

The department is staffed by four FY1s who are supervised by one CMT, three FY2s and two registrars. There are five consultants who work in the Infection Unit. The Foundation rota is band 1A and includes out-of-hours cross cover with the other departments in the Emergency care centre and Hospital at Night.

Learning Opportunities

The FY1 post in the infection unit provides the trainee with an opportunity to gain experience in a diverse range of infectious diseases including community-acquired and healthcare-associated infections, tropical diseases and HIV disease. 


The department has an active postgraduate teaching programme including lectures, X-Ray meetings and journal clubs in which the FY1 is encouraged to participate. There are extensive opportunities for departmental audit/quality improvement and teaching of undergraduate students.

1 hr mandatory teaching programme per week for FY1 trainees.

Unique Selling Points

Working as part of a small team where you will have the chance to make a really valuable contribution to the work of the department.

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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