2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
MICR3120 Advanced Topics in Microbiology 1
20 creditsClass Size: 100
Module manager: Dr Emanuele Paci
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
This module is mutually exclusive with
|BIOC3111||Advanced Topics in Biochemistry I|
|BIOC3112||Advanced Topics in Medical Biochemistry I|
|BIOL3112||Advanced Topics for Biological Sciences 1|
|BMSC3143||Advanced Topics in Pharmacology I|
|BMSC3144||Advanced Topics in Neuroscience I|
|BMSC3145||Advanced Topics in Human Physiology I|
|BMSC3146||Advanced Topics in Medical Sciences I|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesThis module provides state of the art research led teaching focusing on 4 immunology topics, but also covers microbial systems biology, virus and parasites. Students are recommended to attend five advanced topics.
Students should become familiar with current research in a range of topical areas within the field of microbiology.
The module will consist of a number of "advanced topic units", each of which will contain a series of lectures ± other teaching sessions relating to a particular research topic within the field of microbiology. Students will attend, and do additional reading on, at least 5 of these ATUs.
This module is mutually exclusive with other Advanced topics modules in this semester within the faculty of biological sciences.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||170.00|
|Total Contact hours||30.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyReading lists will be provided in association with each lecture as a starting point for self-directed learning around the material in each ATU. An average of 5 hours additional reading/revision is allocated to each lecture.
Opportunities for Formative Feedback- Student attendance at lectures will be monitored in line with standard faculty practice.
- At level 3, and in light of the extensive reading around the topics that is required, continuous assessment will not be appropriate for most ATUs.
Methods of assessment
|Exam type||Exam duration||% of formal assessment|
|Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)||3 hr 00 mins||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Exams)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 13/12/2019
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