Competencies for junior specialist (introductory level) and for a senior specialist (expert level):

  • Advise about appropriate surveillance and screening/testing, including policies for patient testing based on microbial habitats and pathogenesis of infectious diseases
  • Be able to interpret microbiological data to assist in the prevention and control of infections
  • Understand characteristics of microorganisms and apply knowledge to help assess patients and HCW environments in order to estimate the risk of transfer of microorganisms