Accessing Centralised Study Budgets - Specialty Course Guidance 

The following information is offered as guidance and is not finite or exhaustive; there may be other courses that would be accepted that are not listed here. All study leave applications should be discussed with Educational Supervisor or Training Programme Director who will review the application against curriculum requirements and your personal development plan (PDP). This discussion will highlight whether the courses is aligned to curriculum and achievement of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or whether the course is of an aspirational nature. Part-funding may be considered to support aspirational activity; however, approval must be sought form the TPD or HoS.

Please note this information may be subject to change.

 

SCHOOL

SPECIALITY / PROGRAMME

MANDATORY / DESIRABLE

COURSE

 Pathology

All

Required

Regional Training Days

 

 

Desirable

Exam preparation course relevant to level of training

 

 

 

Clinical Leadership and Management Course

 

 

 

Developing skills for educational supervision

 

 

 

Courses to prepare for consultant interview (last two years of training)

 

 

 

National Conference or course attendance relevant to curricular progression

 

 

 

British Association of Urological Pathologists (BAUP) courses

 

 

 

Cytology courses

 

 

 

National Courses and Events for Critical Appraisal Training

 

 

 

National Courses and Events relating to Human Factors Training

 

Chemical Pathology

Required

Basic Clinical Laboratory Skills & Techniques Course

 

 

 

Teaching (TIPS) course

 

 

Desirable

Course in Human Nutrition

 

 

 

Metabolic Training Days: Adult & Paediatric IEM days

 

 

 

Nutrition Training Days

 

 

 

Orphan - Europe Metabolic Course

 

Haematology

Required

National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) 1 week introduction

 

 

 

National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) Intermediate course

 

 

 

BT revision course

 

 

Desirable

Coagulation revision course 3-5 days

 

 

 

Morphology revision course 2-3 days

 

 

 

Haematopath course 3-5 days

 

 

 

Haemoglobinopathy day

 

 

 

European Haematology Congress (event fees only)

 

Histopathology

Required

Histopath course (2 weeks)

 

 

 

Molecular Pathology course

 

 

Desirable

Autopsy Study Day

 

 

 

Cardiovascular Pathology/Cardiac Network

 

 

 

Cytology (Gynae & Non-Gynae) courses

 

 

 

Cytology Courses (may be in Year 4)

 

 

 

Pathological Society

 

 

 

Practical Pulmonary Pathology

 

 

 

Update Courses (specialty specific)

 

 

 

European Congress of Cytology (event fees only if international)

 

Immunology

Required

Advanced Life Support

 

 

Desirable

ACP Training Days

 

 

 

Allergy & Clinical Immunology (BSACI) Training Days or events

 

 

 

UCLH PID Winter School

 

 

 

Clinical Immunology & Allergy meetings / study days

 

 

 

Allergy Academy meetings

 

 

 

RCPath educational meetings

 

 

 

EULAR Immunology Course (if international, course fee only)

 

Infectious Diseases

Desirable

Topics in Infection meeting

 

 

 

ESCMID Summer School (event fees only)

 

Medical Microbiology

Desirable

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) training events and/or workshops

 

 

 

Infection Control Courses (including British Infection Association Courses)

 

 

 

Public Health related training events (including Public Health England and other environmental and decontamination course)

 

 

 

Mycology training events

 

 

 

ESCMID Summer School (event fees only)

 

Medical Virology

Desirable

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (BSAC) training events and/or workshops

 

 

 

Infection Control Courses (including British Infection Association Courses)

 

 

 

Public Health related training events (including Public Health England and other environmental and decontamination course)

 

 

 

ESCMID Summer School (event fees only only)