Training Programme Director - Manoj Valappil
Specialty Programme Coordinator - Joanne O'Brien
HR Officer - Samantha Willoughby
Medical Virology is a facinating and rapidly evolving field. Recent years have seen major advances in viral diagnostic techniques, exponential increases in the availablilty of effective antivirals and the emergence of new and important pathogens such as SARS and pandemic influenza. These changes have combined to make virology such a vital specialty, central to patient care. Clinical virologists work closely with biomedical scientists in the laboratory and with clinicians in a wide range of hospital specialties and in primary care to ensure appropriate use and interpretation of diagnostic investigations and to advise on optimal patient management in line with best evidence-based medicine. They form an important part of the infection prevention and control team within the hospital and liaise closely with health protection unit staff.
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