Medical Microbiology 1


The Medical Microbiology 1 module builds on stage 1 Microbiology and develops the role of bacteria in human disease. The course will emphasise the mechanisms of microbial pathogenicity and current laboratory methods for the diagnosis of microbial disease.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe bacterial species of medical importance in relation to: physiology, pathogenicity, culture, biochemical and serological characteristics.

  2. Describe testing techniques and methodologies used in the clinical laboratory to diagnose microbial disease and antimicrobial susceptibility.

  3. Perform a range of routine microbiological tests appropriate to professional practice.

  4. Analyse, interpret and communicate patient results as appropriate to professional practice.

  5. Demonstrate a knowledge of and apply principles of safety and quality assurance in medical microbiology.

% Coursework 40%
% Final Exam 60%