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MC5008: INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course will provide students with microbiology knowledge for further advanced studies and will provide training in microbiological laboratory techniques.  At the end of this course students will have an understanding of microbes associated with health and disease (including bacteria, fungi and viruses), practical and academic understanding of laboratory techniques required for the culture, identification and characterisation of microbes, and increased confidence in reading and critiquing primary research literature.



Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Donna MacCallum

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Lectures will cover basic microbiology and microbes associated with health and disease.

Practical classes will cover selective culturing of microorganisms, Gram staining, other techniques and microscopy to characterise microorganisms, tests to assist in identification of species, and antimicrobial drug susceptibility testing.

Journal clubs will be held on a weekly basis and will be used to encourage students to engage with current scientific literature and to become confident in critiquing the information.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Science Laboratory during University weeks 8 - 11
  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 7 - 16
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 12, 14
  • 2 Tutorials during University week13

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 19 Feedback Weeks 20,24

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Learning Outcomes
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Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks 15 Feedback Weeks 17

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Students submit their hypothesis, methods, results, analysis and discussion of the practical classes as a scientific manuscript, which must conform to instructions to authors provided

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

Project Report/Dissertation

Assessment Type Formative Weighting 0
Assessment Weeks 14 Feedback Weeks 14,15

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Students are permitted to submit their practical manuscript for comment one week prior to the submission date

Submission and feedback are available via MyAberdeen

 

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandUnderstanding of microbes associated with health and disease, including bacteria,fungi and viruses
ProceduralApplyPractical and academic understanding of laboratory techniques required for theculture, identification and characterisation of microbes.
ReflectionEvaluateIncreased confidence in reading and critiquing primary research literature
ReflectionCreateCreate a scientific manuscript based upon the results obtained and analysed during the practical sessions

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