LSC-40055 - Infectious Disease
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Level: Level 7
Credits: 30
Study Hours: 300
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2024/25


Available as a Free Standing Elective






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Description for 2024/25

In this module you will be taught by a range of tutors working within or related to the field of the treatment and control of infectious diseases. This range highlights the multiple approaches and considerations required to tackle such global issues.
Lectures will guide you through an understanding of the role of epidemiology in the investigation of disease and health outcomes, the laboratory's role in the establishment of relationships between organisms and outbreaks, antimicrobial therapy and alternatives and the local and global response to communicable disease.
Lectures are supported by a number of individual and / or population case studies delivered in small group tutorials using a case-based learning approach. The aim is to consolidate your learning by providing an opportunity to apply your knowledge and understanding to the cases. Each case study is designed to provide staged release of information. This approach better reflects the real-world situation and provides you with an opportunity to tackle real issues faced by those working in the field.
This case-based approach will provide an insight into modern day infection prevention, control and treatments, highlighting the importance of a multi-disciplinary, dynamic and responsive approach while developing your key skills.

This module aims to develop and enhance students' understanding of the prevention, treatment and control of infectious diseases. They will develop key analytical skills relating to the assessment, investigation and evaluation of infection prevention programmes, outbreak investigations and treatment options.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Evaluate the role of epidemiology in the investigation and prediction of communicable disease outbreaks: 1,2
Critically assess the use and stewardship of antimicrobial therapy and alternatives: 2
Appraise the current published guidance to disease outbreak management on a local and global scale and relate that to current research and publications: 1,2
Explain the requirement of a multi-disciplinary approach to clinical outcomes of communicable disease: 2
Critically assess scientific publications, test methodologies and clinical guidelines regarding the treatment and prevention of communicable disease: 1,2
Evaluate the current and proposed reduction and eradication programmes to tackle infectious disease: 1,2

Study hours

Active Learning Hours
1 x 2 hr intro tutorial
1 x 3hr CBL: introduction to the cases
4 x 2hr CBL tutorials
10 x 2 hr seminars
2 x 2hr assessment workshops
1 x 2 hr intro tutorial
10 x 8 hours of engagement with asynchronous content
4 x 4 hours preparation for case study tutorials
Independent Study Hours
2 hours examination
30 hours completing critique
68 hours of preparation for the final exam
65 hours independent study

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