Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE PAT2322

 
TITLE General and Pharmaceutical Microbiology 2

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Pathology

 
DESCRIPTION This study-unit comprises lectures in Advanced Microbiology (Virology, Bacteriology and selected Bacterial Pathogens)

Bacteriology:
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

Virology:
Varicella; Japanese encephalitis virus; Cholera; Diphtheria; Haemophilus invasive disease and Pneumococcal invasive disease

Selected Bacterial Pathogens:
Staphylococcus; Streptococcus; Haemophilus; Mycobacterium; Neisseria and Nocardia

Learning Objectives

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.

Reading List

Recommended Textbooks:

- 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

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Multiple Choice Questions Examination (2 Hours) SEM2 Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S

 
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