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||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
|Available as a free choice unit?
This course unit will be delivered over a six week period and will include a significant amount of practical laboratory-based study. There will be a strong emphasis on how the clinical laboratory is crucial to timely and effective diagnosis, management and prevention of infectious disease. Students will examine the microbiology, diagnosis and management of different infections using case scenarios and evidence-based methods.
This unit will cover specialism material and aims to:
- produce students with a sound understanding of the role of bacteria, fungi/yeasts, viruses and parasites in causing community and hospital acquired disease and travel related infections;
- provide understanding and knowledge of the methods available for therapy of these infections and identification of the causative agents of disease; and
- provide students with practical laboratory skills to allow accurate identification of the more commonly encountered microbial agents of infection.
|Practical skills assessment
- 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
|Independent study hours
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.
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