Recent Advances in Clinical Microbiology



This course delivers a critical awareness of current problems and/or insights, much of which is at, or informed by the forefront of medical microbiology. This course introduces clinically important bacteria, viruses, parasites and fungi focusing on recent developments in the classification, pathogenicity and identification of these organisms. Microbial infections of humans will be explored in depth in terms of clinical presentation, laboratory diagnosis, molecular aspects of microbiology, immunity, antimicrobial therapy and infection control issues. Students will attend seminars from instructors describing topics selected from the current literature including their research fields. By the end of the course, students will have developed an ability to search available library databases and systematically review and critically evaluate methodologies and approaches within the field of clinical microbiology. To this end students are expected to select a research topic related to their thesis topic, write a review article, prepare and present (both written and orally) the review article and assess review articles presented by their peers.


Course period15/01/24 → …