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Medical Microbiology 2008-09 Syllabus Page 1 MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY SYLLABUS COURSE OBJECTIVES Medical Microbiology introduces basic principles and then applies clinical relevance in four segments of the academic preparation for physicians: immunology, bacteriology, mycology, and virology. (Parasitology is covered in the Pathology course.) This rigorous course includes many etiological agents responsible for global infectious diseases. Because the territory covered by infections and the immune response expands each year, we focus on pathogenic mechanisms in order to foster a student’s ability to solve problems in their future clinical career. COURSE ORGANIZATION Microbiology faculty present course material in 3 sections: I. Immunology (Fall-1) a. 17 Lectures (22 hrs) b. 2 Dry laboratory exercises c. 6 Cases discussed with clinicians d. 2 Review sessions II. Bacteriology (Fall-2) a. 18 Basic Lectures b. 10 Clinical Integrations c. 2 Dry lab exercises d. Interactive discussions e. 1 Review session III. Mycology/Virology (Winter) a. 4 Mycology lectures b. Panel Mycologists c. 15 Virology topics (21 hrs, including 7 Clinical lectures) d. 4 Small group discussions The following teaching methods will be used to enable student mastery of material: 1. Lectures cover the main learning objectives for each section, and are supplemented with: (1) online quizzes (2) small group discussion of clinical cases and correlations (3) clinical diagnostic exercises (4) newsgroup discussions 2. Small Groups : During each section of the course, small group discussions focus on issues tailored for the student's heightened understanding of pertinent topics. These discussion groups encourage integration and review of basic concepts, but new information will be delivered and deeper discernment will be accomplished in these class meetings. Topics presented in small group discussions will be covered on examinations; therefore attendance is required at all meetings (sign-in sheets shall be monitored). Small groups in each section are as follows: Immunology 2 Dry Laboratory exercises 6 clinical case studies Bacteriology clinical integrations 2 Dry labs Multiple interactive sessions Mycology/Virology Mycotic panel discussion 4 discussion groups aimed at applying concepts to cases 3. Quizzes : Weekly assessment of student digestion and correlation of all course materials will be made by web-based quizzing. This novel web-based system facilitates the student's ability to formalize concept integration throughout the course, and provides a graded method to practice under time constraint. Quizzes will be timed, and are designed to reflect
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course PRIMARY 1044 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Western State Colorado University .

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