|| BS25020 |
|| MICROBES AND DISEASE |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr Luis A J Mur |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Professor Michael Young, Dr Michael K Winson, Dr Gareth W Griffith, Dr Luis A J Mur, Dr Hazel M Davey |
|| BS11110 |
| Course delivery
|| Practical || 5 x 3h practicals |
|| Lecture || 30 x 1h lectures |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||3 Hours Theory Examination ||60%|
|Semester Assessment|| Seminar Presentationi & Work shop (10% each) ||20%|
|Semester Assessment|| Practicals ||20%|
|Supplementary Exam||3 Hours Examination (3 hours) ||60%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Resubmission of failed course work or alternative ||40%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
describe the pharmacology, modes of action and potency of common antiviral and antibacterial agents
explain the concept and function of subviral agents (e.g., viroids, prions)
describe and give examples of how viruses and bacteria are able to behave as pathogens in animals
define and explain epidemiology and outbreaks: spreading and control within a population
demonstrate the practical skills necessary to be able to work safely and efficiently with bacteria in the laboratory
utilize IT skills to analyze and evaluate literature
work cooperatively in groups to seek solutions to real clinical conditions.
To develop an appreciation of the wide ranging abilities of bacteria and viruses and in particular an understanding of their role in clinical and food microbiology. The aims will be achieved through an integrated series of lectures and practical classes and presentation seminars.
This module will give an appreciation of the wide ranging types and structures of viruses and bacteria and in particular an understanding of their role in clinical microbiology.
Lectures will cover the following topics.
Pathogenesis and control. Pathogenesis of viral infections- viral pathogenic characteristics, cell susceptibility, cellular response to infection, immune response, latent infections
Picornoviruses: polio, gastroenteritis and the common cold
Rhabdoviruses and Orthomyxoviruses: rabies and influenza
Herpesviruses and Pox Viruses: herpes and smallpox
Viruses causing cancer (oncogenic viruses)
Retroviruses and HIV
Aspects of bacteria and health. Pathogenesis/pathogenic mechanisms; virulence factors; general host responses to infection; antibiotics (modes of action, spectrum of activity, some pharmacology) antibiotic resistance, emerging infections/spread of resistant organisms. Major infections of human systems: central nervous system; GI tract; respiratory tract; skin/soft tissue/bone and genito-urinary infections (sexually transmitted diseases).
Epidemiology and outbreaks: spreading and control within a population
In practical sessions students will use and evaluate some of the approaches used for the detection and identification of bacteria in environmental samples (e.g. water, food). They will also acquire the practical skills necessary to be able to work safely and efficiently with bacteria in the laboratory.
Problem based learning
Study cases consisting of real clinical situations.
To include the presentation of seminars prepared on specific case studies in clinical microbiology.
|| Practical classes and problem based learning questions/seminars will provide opportunities to develop problem solving skills. |
|| Practical work with a problem based learning structure and seminars using library and www resources. |
|| Attendance at lectures and preparation, presentation of seminars and group work will provide opportunities to develop presentational (oral and written) and listening skills. |
|Improving own Learning and Performance
|| Attendance at lectures, seminars and practicals, working to deadlines for seminars and preparation for examinations will require the development of self management strategies and personal action plans. |
|| Problem based learning situations during lectures.
|| IT skills developed in seminar and poster presentation via
o library and www resources to source information
o use of PowerPoint.
|Application of Number
|| Not relevant. |
|Personal Development and Career planning
|| Awareness of personal and career development skills will be developed through the coursework, e.g. teamwork for problem based learning. |
** Recommended Text
Bauman, R. (2007) Microbiology with diseases by taxonomy
Black, J.G (2005) Microbiology: Principles and Explorations
6th edn.. Wiley 0471658693
Collier, L. and Oxford, J (2003) Human Virology
Oxford University Press 0192628208
This module is at CQFW Level 5