Microbiology with Virology and Parasitology (BUMK_046)
To give knowledges about bacteria, viruses, parasitic protozoa, helmiths and ectoparasites, their structure, role in the process and ethiology of infectious disease, clinical symptoms, inform about their prevalence, sources of infection, spread types, specific and unspecific prophylaxis. To give knowledge about hospital acquired infections (HAI), their transmission, prevention, role of medical staff in spread of HAI.
Student needs background knowledge in biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology.
On completion of the study course students will gain knowledge about the structure and properties of bacterias, parasitic protozoa, funghi, helminths, ectoparasites and viruses, their role in spread and origin of infectious and parasitic disease, will attain regularities of specific and unspecific protection mechanisms, principles of infection spread control, combating of infectious and parasitic diseases.
On completion of the study course students will be able to take bacterial and parasitic samples, store and transport them to laboratory for microbiologic, viral and parasitic examination, prepare and analyze stained and native microbial slides, apply methods of sterilization and desinfection in control of spread of infectious and parasitic diseases.
Knowledge acquired in this study course will provide the ability to students to use methods of control of microorganisms, viruses and parasites. They will be able to explain patients the origin, pathogenesis, investigation and prophylaxis of infectious and parasitic disease.
Study course planning
|Study programme||Study semester||Program level||Study course category||Lecturers||Schedule|
|Nursing Studies||1||Bachelor’s||Required||Veronika Baltmane-Veckalne, Viktorija Aleksejeva|
|Midwifery||1||Bachelor’s||Required||Veronika Baltmane-Veckalne, Anastasija Dovbenko, Ulrika Ulla Andersone|