|TITLE||General and Pharmaceutical Microbiology 2|
|LEVEL||02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course|
|DESCRIPTION||This study-unit comprises lectures in Advanced Microbiology (Virology, Bacteriology and selected Bacterial Pathogens)
Counting bacteria ; principles, techniques, indications for use, importance in industry and food bacteriology.
The bacterial growth curve; clinical and chemotherapeutic applications; introduction to microbicidal and microbistatic agents;
Bacterial nutrition; growing organisms
Oxygen requirements, clinical implications
Principles of bacterial metabolism and respiration
Physical conditions required for growth
Media – classification, uses, components
Varicella; Japanese encephalitis virus; Cholera; Diphtheria; Haemophilus invasive disease and Pneumococcal invasive disease
Selected Bacterial Pathogens:
Staphylococcus; Streptococcus; Haemophilus; Mycobacterium; Neisseria and Nocardia
To deal with systematic microbiology where the biological characteristics of the major genera and species are described, together with the clinical infections that these organisms cause. The principles underlying bacterial nutrition and physiology, and isolation on artificial culture media are explained.
- Medical Microbiology and Infection, Tom Elliott et al, 4th edition, ISBN 1405129329 Blackwell.
- Medical Microbiology, David Greenwood , et al, 17th Ed, ISBN 0443102090, Churchill Livingstone
|RULES/CONDITIONS||Before TAKING THIS UNIT YOU MUST TAKE PAT1322|
|METHOD OF ASSESSMENT||
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