Legionella and Legionnaires

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What Will You Learn?

  • Looks at legionella bacteria
  • Legionella pneumophila, Pontiac fever,Lochgoilhead fever and Legionnaires’ disease, Pontiac fever and Lochgoilhead fever
  • The history of Legionnaires’ disease
  • Legionnaires’ disease diagnosis and treatment
  • Hazards and risks
  • Where are legionella bacteria found
  • What is a water system
  • At-risk water systems
  • Workplaces at risk of exposure

Course Content

Unit 1

  • Introduction
  • Risks and Hazards
  • Biological hazards and agents
  • Legionella bacteria, what is it?
  • Legionella pneumophila, what is it?
  • Legionella bacteria, where are they?
  • Legionella, where can it grow?
  • Legionella, how does it get in to humans?
  • Legionella, how does it cause infection?
  • Legionellosis
  • Pontiac and Lochgoilhead fevers
  • Legionnaires’ disease
  • Legionnaires’ disease symptoms
  • People at higher risk of legionellosis?
  • Legionnaires’ disease diagnosis
  • Legionnaires’ disease treatment
  • Legionnaires’ disease complications
  • Legionnaires’ disease in History
  • How common or rare is legionellosis?
  • Legionnaires’ disease explained – UK Health Security Agency
  • Unit 1 – Exam

Unit 2

Unit 3

Unit 4

Unit 5

Final Exam

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