Medical Microbiology

Faculteit University College Groningen
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode UCGSC205
Vaknaam Medical Microbiology
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b

Uitgebreide vaknaam Medical Microbiology
Leerdoelen The student can describe the structure and life / reproduction cycle of micro-organisms and name the diversity for the treated micro-organisms.

The student can describe the interaction between microbes with each other and that of humans with the microbes.

The student can explain the pathogenesis of infections with microorganisms in general and can describe this in more detail for treated microorganisms.

The student can describe, for example, microorganisms the way in which antibiotics or antivirals have an effect on the life cycle.

The student can describe the mechanisms / effects of vaccines.

The student can explain the medical microbiological background of a number of public health problems such as: antibiotic resistance, pandemics, vaccination, treatment and prevention.

The student can reproduce and apply the rules for working according to VMT (Safe Microbiological Technique) & the student can apply different techniques to identify, characterize bacteria, determine antibiotic resistance and diagnose viruses.

The student can keep a lab journal in which experiment, analysis, results and conclusion are described according to standard & record the experiment and the related conclusions in a scientific abstract.
Omschrijving The following topics will be addressed in the course:
• Practicals on Microbial safety (WMMP15001) and Strain identification
• Lectures on Bacteriology & Virology; basics, diagnosis, pathogenesis, detection and
• The end of the usage of antibiotics?
• Modern techniques in Medical Microbiology
• Regulatory aspects
• Assignment presented by the students
• Video made by students
• Written exam halfway the course
Uren per week variabel
Onderwijsvorm Lecture, Practical, Seminar
Toetsvorm Assignments, Lab Report, Participation, Presentation, Written Exam Essay and MC Questions
Vaksoort bachelor
Coördinator dr. ing. G. Buist
Docent(en) dr. ing. G. Buist
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
Medical Microbiology. 8th
edition. Elsevier, 2016.
(is available via the library
as e-book)
Murray, Ken S. Rosenthal, Michael A. Pfaller 978-0-323-29956-5
Entreevoorwaarden Successful completion of the course ‘Living Cell I’ (UCG1SCO4). Completion of the course ‘Living Cell II’ (UCGSC207) is highly recommended.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Liberal Arts and Sciences  (Year 2) - semester I b keuze