About this course
Page last updated 1 September 2016
After completing this course you should be able to:
- Demonstrate your knowledge of the theory and techniques of classical and modern microbial taxonomy, and discuss the controversies that exist in the field
- Critically discuss the virulence and pathogenicity of infectious agents centred on the concept of the host
- Evaluate the methods available for the detection of infectious agents and diagnosis of infections
- Critically discuss the strategies available to control and treat microbial and viral infections
- Apply theoretical knowledge of identification and classification, epidemiology, pathogenicity and virulence treatment and control of pathogens to selected examples of infectious diseases
- Evaluate the importance of health and safety and good laboratory practice in microbiology
- Review and evaluate the literature relevant to the area of medical microbiology
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You must have completed USSJ4G-20-2 Microbiology, USSJ4V-20-2 Drugs and Disease or USSJV6-20-2 Studies in the Biology of Disease.
- Detection of microbes
- Taxonomy and classification
- The host-microbe balance
- The control of infectious diseases in human populations
- Infectious diseases of key body systems
Learning and Teaching
The Medical Microbiology module will be delivered using a mix of formal lectures, group discussions, tutorials and data interpretation exercises.
How to apply
You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate (level 3) or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.
Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application.
For further information
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