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MC4014: HONOURS MICROBIOLOGY-OPTION 1 (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

  • A course detailing how gut environmental factors, including anaerobiosis and pH, impact on the composition of the human colonic microbiota and virome
  • A course in which lecture material is supported by bioinformatics workshops using various online software packages which are primarily DNA sequence-based to study and profile complex microbial communities.
  • Contains a research literature based tutorial in which you are provided with research papers and prepare an essay.
  • Incorporates lectures detailing different mechanisms underlying the regulation of bacterial gene expression including different strategies for bacterial gene regulation and bacterial strategies that contributes to the spread of antibiotic resistance genes between bacteria.

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
  • Dr Sylvia Duncan

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 1 - is to provide insight into microbial genomics and genetics of mainly human gut bacteria, 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 genomics, physiology and ecology. They will learn how to different aspects of the biology of microorganisms impact on human health and disease, as well as the molecular mechanisms underpinning their survival. Content: Human gut microbiology and virology; mechanism of gene regulation in bacteria; evolution and spread of antibiotic resistance mechanisms in bacteria. Additional insight into aspects of human gut Microbiology will be achived by independently researching and writing a literature review essay.


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

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 11 - 13
  • 1 Workshop during University week9

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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

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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