Infections: Diagnosis & Disease
Rhedir gan School of Medical and Health Sciences
10.000 Credyd neu 5.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Dr Rachel Hallett
This module aims to build on concepts concerning the causes of, and immune response to, clinically important infectious diseases. Students will develop an in depth appreciation of the role of the Medical Microbiology Laboratory in infectious disease diagnosis. They will also have the opportunity to develop further their skills of critical analysis of relevant literature, and science communication.
Topics that will be addressed include: • The concept of the human normal microbial flora and its role in disease. • Factors affecting microbial pathogenesis including the host’s innate and adaptive immune response, and the increased susceptibility of the immune compromised host. • Clinically significant micro-organisms involved in infectious disease of all major and minor organ systems. • The problem of health care associated infections, antibiotic resistance and cross infection. • The microbiology of food and water and the role of the environment in infectious diseases.
Techniques used to detect and identify micro-organisms including microscopy, culture, serology, gene amplification, along with methods for measuring antibiotic susceptibility in vitro, will be considered.
There will be significant use of relevant current journal articles and in depth review sessions to facilitate skills of critical analysis. The presentation of a synopsis of a piece of current research will form part of the module assessment.
This module will be co-taught alongside MSE-3014 Microbiology & Human Disease
D (40 - 49%) Basic factual information only based on teaching notes; generally accurate but with errors or gaps. Critical analysis and evaluation elements weak.
Focus and/ or structure weak. A few ideas are noted, but few are original.
C- i C+
C (50 - 59%) Reasonably comprehensive coverage of learning outcomes, indicating generally accurate understanding, only based on lecture material and some core readings. Weaknesses in understanding and/or structuring evident. Generally surface level learning or application of knowledge.
A (70 - 100%) Sophisticated knowledge of micropathology in infectious, acquired disease and the role of the immune response. Very comprehensive and accurate coverage of learning outcomes, and the ability to discuss specific examples, indicating that the student has gone beyond the core readings and explored the topic in depth.
Evidence of significant wider reading & critical thinking is required for A+ and A* marks.
B (60 - 69%):
Comprehensive and largely accurate coverage of learning outcomes, showing good interpretation of teaching material and core readings. Is able to synthesise knowledge of pathology in infectious acquired disease and the role of the immune response. Assessments well structured and focused. Some original ideas noted.
Evaluate the immunological interplay involved in defence against infection, and in the cause of a range of pathologies of different body systems.
Assess and interpret the action of common infectious agents at the cellular and molecular level.
Critically appraise current research into aspects of pathogenic infectious disease and its diagnosis.
Synthesise learning to examine and communicate current relevant research.
|ASTUDIAETH ACHOS||Microbiology case studies||40.00|
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
Students will be expected to review lecture material and access supplementary directed reading and resources that will be provided. In addition, students are expected to delve into relevant primary literature, to prepare for the assessments, to reflect and act on formative feedback and to provide each other with constructive peer review when preparing for the oral presentation.
10 x 2 hour interactive lectures.
|Practical classes and workshops||
Practical sessions of 6 hours duration in the C4 (Cat II) Laboratory. The first part is a demonstration/practice session prior to the assessed practical. if the wet laboratory session is not able to take place or the student cannot attend, filmed demonstrations of the use of the laboratory equipment and commercial identification kits will be available on Blackboard.
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/mse-3034.html
Mims' Medical Microbiology and Immunology, 6e Paperback – 27 Feb 2018 by Richard Goering et al Elsevier ISBN-10: 0702071544 ISBN-13: 978-0702071546