MCRO06003 2008 HEALTH MICROBIOLOGY

General Details

Full Title
HEALTH MICROBIOLOGY
Transcript Title
HEALTH MICROBIOLOGY
Code
MCRO06003
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MCRO - Microbiology
Department
ASCI - Applied Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2008 - Full Academic Year 2008-09
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
John Barrett Phd.
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Health Science and Physical Activity SG_SHUMA_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition SG_SHUMA_B07 201800 Bachelor of Science in Science in Human Nutrition
Description
This module aims to introduce students to the current risks posed to human health by a variety of viral, bacterial, and fungal pathogens and to explain the modes and routes of transmission of pathogenic micro-organisms. The basic aspects of microbial pathogenesis will be described as will the role of the immune response in defense against, and response to, infection.  The nature, prevalence and importance of the normal human microflora will be discussed. The transmission and control of zoonotic and hospital acquired infections will be described.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Explain the aetiology of selected microbial diseases.

2.

Understand pathogenicity and virulence mechanisms of microorganisms.

3.

Appreciate the relevance of epidemiology in predicting, controlling and identifying disease.

4.

Demonstrate an appreciation of zoonotic, nosocomial and emerging pathogens and the issues surrounding their control.

5.

Have a specialised knowledge of the impact of micro-organisms on human health and wellbeing.

6.

Troubleshoot and propose solutions to defined problems.

7.

Develop an autonomous personal view derived from debate and consultation with others.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
Analytical Microbiology
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Theory:

1.         Mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis.

2.         Role of the normal human microflora in protection against disease.

3.         Transmission and establishment of infectious disease.

4.         The upper respiratory tract as a site for infectious disease - indicative pathogens.

5.         Microbiological hazards and human health.

6.         Emerging pathogens.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
30 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
70 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Continuous assessment of course work. Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3
             
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final theory examination. Final Exam UNKNOWN 70 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Tiered Classroom Lecture 2 Weekly 2.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Brooks G.F., Butel J.S., and Morse S.A.  Medical Microbiology.  2004.  McGraw Hill.

Mims C., Dockrell H., Goering R., Roitt I., Wakelin D., and Zuckerman M.  Medical Microbiology.   2004. Mosby.

Wilson M., McNab R., and Henderson B. Bacterial disease mechanisms. 2002. Cambridge University Press.
Other Resources
None