This short course aims to equip participants with the skills and knowledge to identify common bacterial pathogens and phenotypically determine antibiotic resistance. It will provide you with a logical framework in which to develop your knowledge for the diagnosis and treatment of human bacterial infections.
The learning and teaching strategy uses guided reading supplemented by short lectures to introduce students to the material. Case studies are used in which students initially make diagnoses based on clinical information. These are then supplemented by practical work to confirm the diagnosis and the results are discussed in a tutorial. Additional topics will be presented by guest speakers through lectures, tutorials and group work. One of these topics will be chosen to be studied in greater depth by students who will produce a formative group presentation and individual reports.
- Introduction to bacteriology
- Biology of bacteria
- Bacteriological laboratory techniques
- Infection control
- Pyrexia of unknown origin, sepsis and meningitis
- Respiratory tract infections
- Diarrhoeal disease
- Genital tract
- Neonatal Infections
- Urinary Tract Infection
- Group presentations on antibiotic resistance
Mims Medical Microbiology 5th Edition. Goering et al. 2012. ISBN: 9780723436010
District Laboratory Practice in Tropical Countries 2 Edition, M Cheesbrough. 2006. ISBN -13: 978-0-521-67631-1
Manual of childhood infections 3rd Ed. Sharland et al. 2011. ISBN-13: 9780199573585
10 Academic Credits - Assessments coming soon
For an additional fee of £95, you can be entered for full Academic Credits for this course (Masters level credit). The academic credits are offered to provide choice and flexibility to all of our students and students who do not wish to do the assessments will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance. Applicants wishing to find out more about the assessment should contact [email protected].