MCRO06010 2019 HEALTH MICROBIOLOGY

General Details

Full Title
HEALTH MICROBIOLOGY
Transcript Title
HEALTH MICROBIOLOGY
Code
MCRO06010
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
MCRO - Microbiology
Department
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
Level
06 - NFQ Level 6
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
John Barrett Phd.
Programme Membership
SG_SHEAL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Science and Physical Activity SG_SHEAL_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Science in Health and Exercise Science SG_SHEAL_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Physiology
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 defence 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

End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
100 %

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

Brock Biology of Microorganisms - Michael T. MadiganKelly S. Bender and Daniel H. Buckley

Edition: 15TH Copyright: 2018 Publisher: Pearson, Published: 2018

ISBN13: 9780134261928

 

Microbiology: Laboratory Theory and Application, - 3rd edition

Michael J. Leboffe and Burton E. Pierce
Edition: 3RD 16 Copyright: 2016  Publisher: Morton Publishing Co.
Published: 2016.
 ISBN13: 9781617314773

 

Microbiology - 2nd edition

Anthony Strelkauskas

Edition: 2ND 16 Copyright: 2016  Publisher: Garland Publishing
Published: 2016. 
ISBN13: 9780815345138

 

 

Medical Microbiology - 8th Edition                                                                         

Patrick R. Murray PhD (Author), Ken S. Rosenthal PhD (Author), Michael A. Pfaller MD (Author)                                                                                              

Published: 2019. ISBN-13: 978-0323299565

 

Medical Microbiology - 8th Edition                                                                         Patrick Murray Ken Rosenthal Michael Pfaller.  Elsevier                                         Published Date: 28th October 2015.  ISBN: 9780323299565 

Other Resources
None