Category Archives: Microbiology

For the final project you will be creating a small model of a health records system, complete with Patients, Doctors, Diseases, and Treatments.

For the first part of the project, I am supplying a spreadsheet of data, and it is your job to write a python program to load and store this data in a way that will be easy to retrieve and manipulate easily.

Click to download data (there are 4 sheets in the file, do not miss them)

 

 

Additionally, I want you to print the following data to show you have created/ entered it in properly:

All patients, sorted backwards Alphabetically Primary care doctors (only) Each Patient’s primary care doctor The grand total cost of all the treatments listed

Numbers 3 and 4 might take a bit of research and thought to properly calculate and display. Also, please format the output so it it is clear and….

Choose a clinical or topical area of interest that might be an area for you to focus your DNP Project.

At this point you can keep the area or topic broad (e.g. you may be interested in “hypertension in the elderly” or “low birth weight infants” or “depression in LGBT adolescents” or “opioid substitution therapy in persons who inject drugs”).

Once you identify a topical area, provide an overview of why this topical area or issue is of clinical significance. You should provide a background of the issue and its impact on the health of the population of interest. Be sure to include statistics or justification as to why one should be concerned about this topical area, or include other reports (such as economic reports or system/organizational reports) that have already been done to support the significance of the issue. Provide a brief review of the literature that….

select an infection prevention and management related topic which is relevant to your own interest and area of practice.

For the case study you should select an infection prevention and management related topic which is relevant to your own interest and area of practice. The structure of the assignment should include the following (word counts are for guidance):

 

Introduction – identification of the topic and critical discussion of how and why it is relevant to infection prevention and management. This should also discuss how this relates to your own practice/context. Focused practice based question that the case study will address. (250 words) Rationale for this choice of question. The importance of the identified issue should be explored from the perspective of different stakeholders and organisations supported by critical discussion of up-to-date statistics, policy and research. Consideration should be given to relevant microbiology, epidemiology, infection prevention, health….

Introduction to Infection Prevention & Control (IPC), drivers, surveillance, epidemiology

Week Date Topic 1 29/1/20 Introduction to Infection Prevention & Control (IPC), drivers, surveillance, epidemiology 2 5/2/20 Interventions: World Health Organization (WHO) core components, immunisation, occupational health, antimicrobial stewardship, water and sanitation 3 12/2/20 Behaviour change

Academic support 4 19/2/20 Healthcare associated infections 5 26/2/20 Vector-borne transmission e.g. malaria, Dengue fever

Blood-borne infections e.g. HIV, Hep B 6 4/3/20 Air-borne transmission e.g. TB, pneumonia 7 11/3/20 Faecal-oral transmission e.g. cholera, salmonella, norovirus

Water-borne transmission e.g. cholera, typhoid 8 18/3/20 Outbreak management 9 25/3/20 Formative presentations 10 1/4/20 Sexual and vertical transmission

Quality improvement 11 8/4/20 Antimicrobial Resistance e.g. gram negatives 12 15/4/20 The patient experience and  IPC research

Academic support

Summative Assessment The summative assessment is a 2500-word case-study, associated with the learning outcomes of the module. For….

The terms germ and microbe are often used interchangeably. What comes to mind when you hear the word germ?

1. The terms germ and microbe are often used interchangeably. What comes to mind when you hear the word germ?

2. Define the term microbiome. List some examples of microbes that comprise the human microbiome. Additionally, list and discuss the two categories discussed in class and the recorded lecture videos into which the human microbiota is divided.

3. Explain, using Video 2’s “Heidi Helicobacter’s story” as an example, how microbes can be both beneficial and harmful. Provide at least one more example of a benefit obtained from a microbe and an example of harm that can be caused by a microbe.

4. What are some factors that can lead to disruption of a healthy microbiome? How can we avoid such factors?

5. Based upon your viewing of the….