MSc Medical Microbiology
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
Vaccinations, Antimicrobials and Resistance
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 2|
|Available as a free choice unit?||No|
In order to achieve the unit aims, a variety of learning and teaching methods will be used and will include lectures, laboratory practical sessions, seminars, eLearning materials and private study.
The unit will include the following topics:
- Antimicrobial discovery (new and past discoveries)
- Antimicrobials and their modes of action
- Principles of antimicrobial resistance
- Antimicrobial susceptibility testing
- Antimicrobial stewardship
- Alternatives therapies
- Principles of infection control
Introduce the students to antimicrobials and their mode of action, mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial stewardship; principles of infection control and vaccination principles and policies. In addition students will also develop a practical understanding of antimicrobial sensitivity testing.
Teaching and learning methods
- Feedback on assignments will be given in accordance with University guidelines.
- Informal feedback on a one-one basis in practical sessions.
- Verbal feedback in seminar/tutorial sessions.
- Formal feedback at the end of the unit from students.
|Scheduled activity hours|
|Practical classes & workshops||24|
|Independent study hours|
|Moustafa Alissa Alkhalaf||Unit coordinator|
These figures are for guidance only and the number of hours may vary. Independent study may include among others: directed learning, group work, preparation for sessions, follow-up work, PBL and completion of assessment tasks.