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MC4314: HONOURS MICROBIOLOGY - OPTION 2 (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

  • understanding the fundamental processes of microbial infections of animals and plants; 
  • this course provides detailed information on cellular & molecular processes that determine successful infection strategies of fungi, oomycetes, bacteria; 
  • this advanced course also informs you about microbe-host interactions, microbial stress adaptation, disease control and host resistance strategies; 
  • you will give a small presentation and participate in tutorials discussing microbial infection strategies based on research papers, which will help prepare you for your final exams

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Pieter van West

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

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.


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

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 13 - 15
  • 1 Lecture during University week16
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 15 - 17

More Information about Week Numbers


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Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Feedback

In-course assessments will provide written comments and feedback

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Learning Outcomes
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Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
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Feedback

Opportunity for whole-class feedback will be provided during exam information and problem-solving sessions

Learning Outcomes
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Formative Assessment

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Course Learning Outcomes

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