NB30052: Microbiology and its Application to Practice

NB30052-Microbiology and its Application to Practice

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Module code: NB30052
SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits: 30 (15 ECTS)

Module Overview

At the end of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Develop an understanding of applied microbiology, host defence mechanisms and the function of the laboratory in IPC
  2. Use epidemiological, audit and surveillance data to determine appropriate interventions to prevent and control infection
  3. Recognise and investigate incidents and outbreaks
  4. Implement effective, evidence-based practices such as standard and transmission based precautions
  5. Discuss the aetiology of preventable healthcare-associated infections
  6. Explore mechanisms to promote antimicrobial stewardship and manage antibiotic resistant organisms
  7. Engage in critical reflection to enhance personal and professional developmen

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy allows students to address issues in their setting, and consists of:

  • Part 1: Online assessment (20%) – Multiple choice questions
  • Part 2: Essay (3000 words, 80%) – Critical, fully referenced reflective account on an area of practice, with recommendations for improvement

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