Last modified: 30 Aug 2017 10:47
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Course Aims: The aim of this course - Microbiology Option 1 - is to provide insight into microbial genomics and genetics of microbial pathogens and other microorganisms, led by a study of the primary literature in this field. Main Learning Outcomes: In Microbiology Option 1 -, students will gain knowledge and achieve an understanding into microbial physiology and genomics. They will learn how to different aspects of the biology of microorganisms impact on human health and microbial survival, as well as the molecular mechanisms underpinning evolution of pathogenic character. Content: Microbial physiology and genomics; microbial pathogenicity factors; mechanisms of genome evolution. Additional insight into fundamental aspects of Microbiology will be achieved by independently researching and writing a literature review essay.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written paper (70%), in-course assessment consisting of one written research feature (2000 words) (30%). Resit: 1 three-hour written paper (75%), plus previous in-course assessment essay (2000 words) (25%).
- Mock exam with personal tutor allows students to practice for essay based exams and receive feedback on their performance. - Case-study exercise with feedback in preparation for summative assessments. - Practice exam questions on MyAberdeen. - Problem-solving sessions with personal tutor.
- Essays will be marked with written comments. - Problem solving questions will be discussed during a lecture/feedback session. - Tutorial sessions will provide feedback on course content. - Comments will be provided on the mock exam question. - Feedback on problem-based learning exercise.