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Postgraduate Course: Anti-Infective Therapy and Resistance (BIME11117)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis course aims to provide the basic understanding of antimicrobial agents and their use in clinical settings, how to use antimicrobial agents rationally based on evidence and existing policies, how to use antimicrobial agents safely and competently, and the understanding of the evidence that underpins policy development and stewardship.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Printing own course materials
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 22/05/2017
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Online Activities 25, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 53 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) Online activities include asynchronous discussion
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Formal summative written assessment will constitute 60% of the student's grade. Online assessment will incorporate a variety of activities will constitute 40% of their overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of learning throughout the programme.

Assessment will be based on various online activities including written submissions (web forms), discussion fora and reflective review. Extensive use of selective release (requiring the student to complete one task before being permitted to proceed to the next) technologies will be made to facilitate interactive and dynamic online assignments.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate understanding of the different types and mode of action of antimicrobial agents, and the molecular mechanisms of antimicrobial resistance.
  2. Explain the theory of antimicrobial stewardship, and the application and practice of antimicrobial stewardship in clinical cases.
  3. Understand the role and importance of empirical and molecular epidemiology in the development of strategies and policies in the area of anti-infective therapy both nationally and globally.
  4. Understand the use of antimicrobial agents in clinical management.
  5. Explain and discuss the far reaching implications of antibiotic resistance and multidrug resistant organisms e.g. clinical, economic, and societal).
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsAntibiotic agents,therapy and management,antibiotic resistance
Course organiserDr Medhat Khattar
Tel: 0131 242 9437
Course secretaryMiss Sarah Fraser
Tel: (0131 6)50 3289
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