Total Credits: 20
Level: Level 4
Target Students: Priority to MSc Molecular Medical Microbiology and MSc Microbiology and Immunology
|Autumn||Assessed by end of Autumn Semester|
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.
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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:
|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|
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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