Medical Bacteriology Course

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine

Program Description

Medical Bacteriology Course

Liverpool School Of Tropical Medicine

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

Teaching Strategy

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.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to bacteriology

  • Biology of bacteria

  • Bacteriological laboratory techniques

  • Infection control

  • Antibiotics

  • Pyrexia of unknown origin, sepsis and meningitis

  • Respiratory tract infections

  • Diarrhoeal disease

  • Genital tract

  • Neonatal Infections

  • Urinary Tract Infection

  • Vaccines

  • Group presentations on antibiotic resistance

Academic requirements:

Anyone who works in the fields of international public health would find this course extremely useful, especially doctors, nurses and midwives. Other applicants may be admitted depending on previous experience.

English language requirements:

Proof of English to IELTS 6.5

Specific aims:

  • Use the outputs from laboratory tests to classify bacteria in the medical microbiology laboratory
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of hospital infection control procedures and practices
  • Relate bacterial structure and function to antimicrobial activity and resistance mechanisms
  • Review critically laboratory and clinical information to identify the common bacterial pathogens involved in human disease
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 27, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Mar. 2017
2 weeks
Full time
1,150 GBP
Start date Mar. 2017
United Kingdom Liverpool, England
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End date Request Info
Duration 2 weeks
Price 1,150 GBP