Medical Microbiology 1.1


The Medical Microbiology 1.1 module examines the role of pathogens 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. Discuss pathogens of medical importance in relation to: physiology, pathogenicity, culture, biochemical and serological characteristics.

  2. Discuss current testing techniques and methodologies used in the clinical laboratory to diagnose infectious disease and antimicrobial susceptibility.

  3. Demonstrate knowledge of infection control, surveillance and appropriate response to infection outbreaks.

  4. Competently perform a range of routine microbiological tests appropriate to professional practice.

  5. Critically analyse, interpret and communicate patient results as appropriate for a clinical setting.

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

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