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MC3504: MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

  • this course provides core information to prepare you for advanced studies in the areas of molecular microbiology and infectious diseases;
  • in depth knowledge will be provided for the advanced study of microbes and their impact on all areas of life and society;
  • you will participate in a practical that provides you with an insight into a real-life research project providing skills in experimental design, data analysis, practical laboratory skills and research publication;
  • wider transferrable skills including problem solving and data interpretation are aimed at developing graduate attributes and employability 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Samantha Miller

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or 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

This course presents molecular approaches in current experimental microbiology. Areas covered include molecular mechanisms of adaptations to the environment, including pathogenesis and interactions with other cells; evolutionary relationships among microbes; signal transduction, differentiation and secondary metabolism; microbial communities; observation of and experimentation on molecular pathways and mechanisms of microbial pro- and eukaryotes; usage of microbial models to study fundamental biological processes.

Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on direct relevance of these topics to current problems in medicine, agriculture, food and related industries.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week25
  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 26, 34
  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 27 - 31
  • 4 Lectures during University weeks 32 - 33, 35
  • 1 Practical during University weeks 25 - 32, 34
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 28, 31, 33

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 65
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Lab Report: Individual

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Essay

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Word Count 1500
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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Resubmission of failed elements

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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandTo understand how microorganisms interact with their environment to both grow and survive external stress
ConceptualUnderstandTo understand at the molecular level how pathogenic bacteria interact with their host cells; how these bacteria adhere to the host cell and survive within the host cell.
ConceptualUnderstandTo understand how microorganisms interact with each other when growing in mixed populations and to describe positive and negative signalling between microorganisms in the environment
FactualUnderstandTo understand how microorganisms grow and develop
ConceptualUnderstandTo understand the general principals of antimicrobial drug action
FactualUnderstandTo understand the use of microorganisms in modern biotechnological processes
ProceduralApplyTo apply practical skills and team-working skills
ProceduralCreateTo develop scientific writing skills to explain a modern microbiological concept and to create a scientific report, which includes analysis and evaluation of practical results.

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