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MB4406 Prevention and Treatment of Infection
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 20

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Priority to students on the MSc in Molecular Medical Microbiology and MSc in Clinical Microbiology. It can be taken as a ‘stand-alone’ module for CPD purposes.

Taught Semesters:

SemesterAssessment
Autumn Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: Degree in Life Sciences or other relevant degree

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module will facilitate an understanding of antimicrobial therapies for the control of infection and disease. This will encompass study of the action of specific antimicrobial compounds, mechanisms of resistance and the development of preventative and therapeutic vaccines. Module Web Links:
   
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  • Method and Frequency of Class:
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    Further Activity Details:
    Twenty-three one hour lectures.

    Method of Assessment: 

    Inclass Exam 1 (Written) 50 Written paper. 3/6 questions to answer - 1 Hour 30 minutes 
    Inclass Exam 2 (Written) 50 MCQ Exam 40 questions to answer 1 hour 30 minutes 

    Convenor: 
    Dr C Penfold

    Education Aims:  This module will facilitate an understanding of antimicrobial therapies for the control of infection and disease. This will encompass study of the action of specific antimicrobial compounds, mechanisms of resistance and the development of preventative and therapeutic vaccines.

    Learning Outcomes:  Knowledge of key human infections, with particular emphasis on medically important bacteria, fungi and parasites. Describe the different mechanisms associated with disease pathogenesis for key bacteria, fungi and parasites. Describe the action and use of specific antimicrobial compounds, mechanisms of resistance and the development of preventative and therapeutic agents and vaccines. Have knowledge of current methods of antimicrobial discovery and structure based drug design. Ability to assimilate information from a variety of sources. Effectively communicate microbiology and molecular biology theory and techniques. Use a variety of C & IT application’s including internet and intranet databases, statistical packages, image capture, enhancement and handling, spreadsheets, report preparation (DTP) and multimedia presentations. In addition students will use a range of specialist biotechnology / molecular biology software packages.

    Offering School:  Life Sciences


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