Microbiology

Universidad Católica de Valencia

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Microbiology

  • Host University

    Universidad Católica de Valencia

  • Location

    Valencia, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Microbiology, Pre-Dental

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    5
  • Overview

    GENERAL GOALS
    This course is intended for students to acquire a basic knowledge of oral microbiology in general aspects of clinical microbiology, focusing on the role of microorganisms in infectious processes located in the oral cavity . Thus, the objectives of this course are:
    1. Understand the concepts of microbiology
    2. Knowing the general characteristics of bacteria, viruses , fungi and parasites
    3. Knowing the related infectious diseases and microorganisms especially those producing oral infections
    4. Learn the fundamentals for proper use of antimicrobial drugs.
    5. Develop skills relating to microbiological diagnostic techniques
    6. Develop skills related to obtaining buccal samples, transportation and processing and evaluate laboratory tests from the same
    7. Learn the basic principles of immunization and prevention of infectious diseases.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES
    R1 Understand the types and characteristics of microorganisms: bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites
    R2 Understand the main microorganisms that constitute the normal flora
    R3 Know the defense mechanisms of the human body against microorganism
    R4 Knowing the microorganisms involved in major infectious diseases and especially in the oral cavity
    R5 Know the main techniques of microbiological diagnosis
    R6 mechanism of action of antibiotics and the main indications for therapeutic use
    R7 know the main methods of prevention, sterilization and disinfection and how to use them properly.
    R8 Know the latest trends in scientific knowledge of oral microbiology

    SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING THE ACQUISITION OF THE COMPETENCES: GRADING

    Assesment Tool
    Attendance and participation The teacher assesses the participation, involvement and progression of acquiring knowledge and skills of the student during classroom and curriculum practices.
    LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSED
    R1-R8, RP1-RP7
    Allocated Percentage
    5%

    Assesment Tool
    Jobs The student, individually or in groups, made a subject of review or investigation and submits it in writing for evaluation by the teacher.
    LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSED
    R1-R8, RP1-RP7
    Allocated Percentage
    10%

    Assesment Tool
    Oral The student develops through an oral presentation, supported or not media, theme, or work commissioned by the teacher. At the end of exposure the teacher or the audience can ask questions.
    LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSED
    R1-R8, RP1-RP7
    Allocated Percentage
    5%

    Assesment Tool
    Curricular practices Monitoring by the tutor of the resolution of practical exercises, case reports or problems concerning knowledge of different subjects. And the evaluation of professional activity in a real environment
    LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSED
    RP1-RP7
    Allocated Percentage
    10%

    Assesment Tool
    Review open questions Written test that assesses knowledge and primarily the student's ability to relate, integrate, and express coherently in written language. case Studies.
    LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSED
    R8-R7
    Allocated Percentage
    10%

    Assesment Tool
    Multiple-choice test Multiple choice exam with one of five possible correct answer. Lets meet at greater length the contents acquired by the student.
    LEARNING OUTCOMES ASSESSED
    R1-R8, RP1-RP7
    Allocated Percentage
    60%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.