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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.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
2x 15% Online Multiple Choice Question Assessment
20% Online Short Answer Question Test
50% Grant Application to Plan a Project
Alternative Resit Arrangements for students taking course in Academic Year 2020/21
30 minute oral exam examining all ILOs. Two examiners would be present.
There are no assessments for this course.
|Knowledge Level||Thinking Skill||Outcome|
|Conceptual||Understand||Understanding of microbes associated with health and disease, including bacteria,fungi and viruses|
|Procedural||Apply||Practical and academic understanding of laboratory techniques required for theculture, identification and characterisation of microbes.|
|Reflection||Evaluate||Increased confidence in reading and critiquing primary research literature|
|Reflection||Create||Create a scientific manuscript based upon the results obtained and analysed during the practical sessions|