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ZO4526: ADVANCES IN VECTOR BIOLOGY (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course will provide you with in-depth appreciation of four themes in diseases transmitted by invertebrate vectors all delivered by active researchers in this area

Weekly tutorials support the lecture topics in various formats including “for and against” debates, Dragon’s Den pitches and contingency plans for disease invasion

The mixture of a theoretical background, group discussion and examination of modern issues gives you a good grounding in vector-borne disease for future careers in this area while also developing your critical analysis and communication skills

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Alan Bowman

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 4

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Introductory lectures of 1-2 hours will each describe a current research topic in vector biology. Example topics are disease transmission, physiology, ecology and control of vectors including molecular approaches. Lectures will draw attention to 3-5 recent research articles, which are given to the students for reading and are discussed the following week in tutorial format.

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

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 25 - 29
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 29

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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 60
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Formative assessment will be provided during tutorials, student-led discussions and tutor-led discussions.  Students will receive a mark for their exam.

Learning Outcomes
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Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Course Learning Outcomes

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