Medical Microbiology 2023-24
North Wales Medical School
Module - Semester 2
The study of some major groups of bacteria and parasites of importance in human infection. Understanding of the key concepts used in investigating and diagnosing infections in the Medical Microbiology laboratory. The major groups of bacteria that will be studied will include the Gram positive Staphylococcal and Streptococcal species; the Gram negative coliforms and non-coliform species; anaerobic Clostridium species; aerobic spore forming species of the Bacillus group including Bacillus anthracis; Mycobacterium tuberculosis; Medically important parasites; Infection prevention control in the community and health care setting will also be discussed. A practical session will encompass the use of various methodologies utilised to identify bacterial cultures, including commercially available kits.
-threshold -Category D (40%-49%):A threshold student should have a basic knowledge of the essential facts and key concepts in Medical Microbiology presented in this module. Written answers should demonstrate an ability to organise relevant lecture material into a coherent argument. Answers may lack detail and may reveal knowledge gaps.
-good -Category B (60%-69%):A good student should have a thorough factual knowledge across all aspects of the module, and be able to detail examples where appropriate. Written answers should demonstrate an ability to critically synthesise lecture material. Evidence of background reading is limited.
-excellent -Category A (70%-100%):An excellent student should be able to demonstrate the skills necessary for self-managed and lifelong learning (working independently, time management and organisation) and have a detailed in depth knowledge of all aspects of the module. Written answers should have an extremely high standard of presentation, structure and clarity with a very well argued coverage of accurate and relevant information.Evidence of wider reading & critical thinking is required for A+ and A* marks.
-another level-Category C (50%-59%):A less engaged student would have a correct understanding of the essential facts and key concepts in Medical Microbiology presented in this module. Written answers should demonstrate an ability to organise relevant lecture material into a coherent argument. Answers may lack explanation and context. No evidence of wider reading.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the role of Medical Microbiology in the day to day operation of a Pathology laboratory.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the development, diagnosis and treatment of various diseases studied in this module.
- Describe the principles of some of the most frequently used Medical Microbiology laboratory tests and their diagnostic significance.
- Explain the principles of Quality Assurance and good laboratory practice.
- Produce a Medical Microbiology practical report and process, document and interpret the data given or obtained.
End of module MCQ exam