Last modified: 30 Aug 2017 10:39
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
Course Aims: The aim of this course - Microbiology Option 2 - is to provide insight into microbial genetics and biochemistry, led by a study of the primary literature in this field. Main Learning Outcomes: In Microbiology Option 2 -, students will gain knowledge and achieve an understanding of the processes of microbial growth and development, and their impacts on the interaction of the microbe with its environment, including the human host. Content: The growth and colonisation of fungi and bacteria of their environmental niches; study of the biochemistry, physiology and pathology of a range of microbial species. 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 essay (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.