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Unit description

Builds on the level of understanding obtained in the unit of Microbiology. There is an increased focus on the role of the Microbiologist in healthcare, control of infectious diseases in humans, and on analysis and interpretation of complex microbiological data. Students will develop investigative and analytical skills and be able to solve clinical cases related to infectious diseases in various body systems.

Unit content

  1. Specimen collection and management, infection control, and the microbiologist’s role in healthcare.
  2. Investigation of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections of the body systems.
  3. Investigation of pulmonary and systemic opportunistic infections.
  4. Clinical virology.
  5. Antimicrobial susceptibility testing and reporting.

 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1compare and contrast microbes, to identify and distinguish among common human microbial pathogens and normal flora, within various body systems
2summarise and compare human infectious diseases, including the physiological, environmental, cultural and social determinants involved
3select and employ conventional and modern methods and safe practice, for the investigation of microbial pathogens in human infectious diseases
4solve a series of clinical cases in human infectious diseases, with the efficiency to meet the demands of the medical science profession

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. compare and contrast microbes, to identify and distinguish among common human microbial pathogens and normal flora, within various body systems
  2. summarise and compare human infectious diseases, including the physiological, environmental, cultural and social determinants involved
  3. select and employ conventional and modern methods and safe practice, for the investigation of microbial pathogens in human infectious diseases
  4. solve a series of clinical cases in human infectious diseases, with the efficiency to meet the demands of the medical science profession

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Residential 30 hours (Week 6)
Assessment
Quiz30%
OSCE30%
Case study40%
Notice

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Fee information

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