2021 Curriculum learning syllabus: stage 1

Published: 04/02/2021

Research and Managing Data

Stage learning outcome

  • Is research aware: demonstrates an understanding of the evidence-based approach to anaesthetic and perioperative care

Key capabilities


Demonstrates knowledge of different research approaches in scientific enquiry


Develops the skills required to be current with national guidelines, best practice and relevant publications, appreciating the principles of an unbiased literature search


Explains the principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP)


Explains the role of research evidence in clinical practice


Describes essential statistical techniques used in research

Examples of evidence

Supervised Learning Events (SLEs) can be used to demonstrate:
  • use of evidence-based national or local guidelines
  • accessing and interpreting evidence from the literature to aid shared-decision making.
Personal Activities and Personal Reflections may include:
  • presentation at journal club: academic paper, review article, national reports or guidelines such as CEMACH, NCEPOD, NICE
  • undertaking or completed GCP certificate
  • assisting with data collection for research project
  • involvement in review article / literature review
  • awareness of local Trainee Research Network activity (TRN).

Cross links with other domains and capabilities

  • Safety and Quality Improvement