This module will focus on the multi-factorial nature of microbial pathogenesis and current and advancing practice in the detection, treatment and control of infectious disease. The module will explore the expanding pathogenic disease models and new developments in antimicrobial treatment and multidrug resistance. Best practice in infection prevention and control, and epidemiological investigation of healthcare- and community-associated infection will also be reviewed.
Antibiotics: therapeutic properties, modes of action, susceptibility test guidelines and methods,
New developments in antimicrobial design and alternative treatment strategies
Antimicrobial resistance: emergence, acquisition, mechanism, laboratory detection and control strategies for antimicrobial multi-drug, extreme-drug and pan-drug resistant pathogens including MRSA, PNSP, VRE, ESBL-producers and CPO
Microbial Virulence Models: Emergence of new evolving pathogens, Microbial adaptation during chronic infection, Bacterial toxins Bacterial biofilm formation and treatment of biofilm infections
Healthcare and Community-associated Infection: incidence, modes of transmission of infection, best practice in infection control and prevention strategies, role of the microbial diagnostics surveillance, epidemiological investigation of healthcare and community- associated infections.
Antimicrobial susceptibility testing- EUCAST Disc diffusion, Agar dilution and E-test MIC Screening and confirmatory testing for MDRO
Infection Control Workshop: molecular epidemiological typing and outbreak investigation
Evidence-based Critical Skills workshops: evaluate the importance of patient population, sample size, sample sites, control samples, reference method, performance data and statistical evaluation in study design, assay validation and data interpretation
The CORU Standards of Proficiency covered in this module include:
Domain 5. Professional knowledge and skills: P30 & P31
Lectures 16, Tutorials 6, Laboratory Teaching Sessions 5, Workshops 13
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