Medical Microbiology 2


This module is deisgned to build on the knowledge and skills attained by the student in Medical Microbiology to date. The module will enhance the student's ability to assimilate to an advanced level, the role of microorganisms in human disease. Current methods and trends in diagnostic procedures will be reviewed and applied.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe and critically evaluate the role of Medical Microbiology in the context of patient care.

  2. Discuss the pathogenicity, disease diagnosis, treatment and control of medically important microorganisms.

  3. Critically analyse, interpret and communicate patient results in a clinical setting.

  4. Perform a range of microbiological laboratory testing techniques appropriate to professional practice.

  5. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of detection methods for antimicrobial susceptibility, infection control and surveillance.

  6. Critically evaluate instrumentation and methodologies employed in the medical microbiology laboratory.

  7. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of and apply principles of safety and quality in the medical microbiology laboratory.

% Coursework 50%
% Final Exam 50%