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Study calls for better teaching of medical testing at UK universities


“Clear lack” of training on point-of-care testing cited, despite its importance for biomedical scientists

A study has called for UK universities to improve their undergraduate teaching of point of care testing—medical diagnostic testing at the time and place of patient care—on biomedical science courses.

The study, published on 1 August in Plos One, identifies a “clear lack” of teaching and training of point of care testing in the UK, despite it being a commonly required skill for biomedical scientists.

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