This unit provides the opportunity for study of management and control of human infectious diseases in depth. The topics cover essential concepts whilst critically appraising current published knowledge in each topic area. Regular use is made of journal articles to develop, through discussion, the ability to analyse and evaluate published information. On completing this unit, students will have gained confidence in evaluating new knowledge and strategies for characterising disease and will be better equipped to assess the relevance of new methods to current biomedical practice.
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to demonstrate:
1. An appreciation of the essential concepts of Management & Control of Infectious diseases
2. The ability to critically appraise current literature in Medical Microbiology.
3. The ability to analyse, evaluate and adapt Medical Microbiology methods in practice, research and development.
4. An awareness of current strategies and methods for laboratory testing of actimicrobial activity against human infectious diseases
5. The ability to research, evaluate and summarise information in Medical Microbiology
2 weeks attendance plus study and assessment time
2.2 honours degree or international equivalent in biological or biomedical science.
Exam (50%): two hour duration. Coursework (50%): presentation