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MB4405 Bacterial pathogenesis and infections
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 20

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Priority to MSc Molecular Medical Microbiology and MSc Microbiology and Immunology

Taught Semesters:

SemesterAssessment
Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  Initial lectures will highlight the different mechanisms associated with disease pathogenesis for a selection of bacteria. Subsequent lectures and problem based learning will provide the students with an opportunity to gain an understanding of clinical syndromes using a systematic approach including the microbiology of important diseases, diagnostic approaches and choice of antibiotic. Module Web Links:
   
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  • Method and Frequency of Class:
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    Further Activity Details:
    Twenty one and a half hour lectures.

    Method of Assessment: 

    Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
    Exam 1 50 Written exam 1 hour 50 mins (first 20 mins for planning) 
    Coursework 1 10 Poster and Presentation 
    Exam 2 40 MCQ exam 1 hour 30 mins 

    Convenor: 
    Dr K Hardie

    Education Aims:  Initial lectures will highlight the different mechanisms associated with disease pathogenesis for a selection of bacteria. Subsequent lectures and problem based learning will give students an understanding of clinical syndromes using a systematic approach, including the microbiology of important diseases, diagnostic approaches and choice of antibiotic

    Learning Outcomes:  Following this module the student will:

    • Have a detailed knowledge and understanding of key human infections, with particular emphasis on medically important bacteria, but using viral examples for unique pathogenic strategies.
    • Have a high level of conceptional understanding of different mechanisms associated with virulence for key pathogens that will allow the student to build a robust diagnostic strategy or plan an investigative approach to further understand pathogenesis.
    • Be able to assimilate information from a variety of sources with critical awareness and use.
    • Be able to use a variety of C & IT application’s including internet and intranet databases, statistical packages, image capture, enhancement and handling, spreadsheets, report preparation (DTP) and multimedia presentations. In addition students will use a range of specialist biotechnology / molecular biology software packages.
    • Be able to effectively communicate microbiology and molecular biology theory and techniques
    • Demonstrate originality in problem solving and be able to work autonomously in completing tasks at a professional or equivalent level.
    • Be able to work effectively within a group, by clarifying tasks, sharing work and through negotiation and discussion.

    Offering School:  Life Sciences


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