This unit provides the opportunity for study of Medical Microbiology Diagnostics. The unit will involve evaluation of an area of methodology and/or consideration of making changes needs to be based on relevant evidence. Most of this evidence will come from scientific papers and reports but may also come from other reports e.g. statements about NHS priorities. This review should consider the practice context i.e. the types of disorders/cases encountered, resource considerations e.g. the need for specialized equipment and staffing levels/workload and staff expertise and the range of methodology available to investigate a particular disease/disorder in Medical Microbiology. On completion of this unit, students will demonstrate an understanding and critical approach in selection of appropriate methods used for diagnostic purposes.
Credits: 10 credits at level 7