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MB4411 Clinical Syndromes in Infectious Diseases
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Enrolled on MSc in Clinical & Molecular Microbiology or Distance Learning MSc in Clinical Microbiology. Offered as a stand alone for CPD purposes.
  LBR Module

Taught Semesters:

Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: Students enrolling on this module should normally have covered some basic Microbiology at undergraduate level, for example at least one 10 credit introductory (level 3) module

MB4410 Human Pathogens 

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  The module will provide a clinical syndrome-focused view of important infectious diseases. It will be delivered primarily using Lectures on clinical and scientific aspects of bacterial, fungal and parasitic infections; management of infectious diseases; organ-based microbiology; management of the laboratory service, management of human and financial resources. Clinical syndromes covered: Respiratory infections; Anaerobes of Clinical Importance; Bone and Joint Infections; STDs, Pathogenesis of Food-Bourne Bacterial Diseases; Infections of Travellers/Rickettsiae; Epidemiological, Clinical and Laboratory Aspects of Pneumonia due to Atypical Pathogens; The Clinical Microbiology of Cystic Fibrosis; Malaria; Endocarditis and HACEK; Septicaemia & Bacteraemia; Blood Cultures; Skin and soft tissue infection; Septicaemia; CNS infections; UTI; PUO; and Infection in the immunocompromised host.

Method and Frequency of Class:
Specific Activities are not listed
Further Activity Details:
This module is co-taught with MB4410. Between the two modules there will be 2 or 3 one-hour lectures per week through the Autumn and Spring semesters, although some lectures will be an hour and a half long.

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 100 Open book time-limited test on Rogo for Distance Students only 
Inclass Exam 1 (Written) 100 Written exam - 1.5 hours. For Campus-based students 

Dr K Wooldridge

Education Aims:  To gain knowledge and clinical skills relevant to the management of microbial diseases.

Learning Outcomes:  Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and understanding of theoretical aspects of microbial diseases: Details of key clinical syndromes associated with human infections. Management of patients with infections. Diagnostic tests carried out in routine and specialised laboratories. Anti-microbial chemotherapy. Infection control and management of outbreaks in hospitals and the community. Intellectual skills: Enhance student's capability to assess and provide leadership in investigating complex clinical scenarios relating to infection. Critically assess laboratory results and make decisions on their significance. Understand, assess and assist in management and prevention of outbreaks of communicable diseases. Independently acquire knowledge and utilise it for applied or research purposes Professional/practical skills: Recognise signs and symptoms of infection and manage patients effectively. Investigate and manage outbreaks of infection in hospitals and community. Transferable skills: Work closely with colleagues to advise on clinical scenarios and outbreaks for the delivery of quality care. Patients for the delivery of quality care. Use available resources (computer programmes, specialised services, etc) effectively. Self-education and analytical self-assessment. Teach what is learnt

Offering School:  Life Sciences

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