2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
MICR3211 Advanced Topics in Microbiology 2
20 creditsClass Size: 90
Module manager: Dr Emanuele Paci
Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
Pre-requisite qualificationsThis module is currently only available to Level 3 undergraduates registered on Microbiology, Biological Sciences and Genetics degree programmes. However Genetics students must have an appropriate background in Microbiology / Virology and obtain the approval of the Genetics and Microbiology Programme leaders.
This module is mutually exclusive with
|BIOC3221||Advanced Topics in Biochemistry 2|
|BIOC3222||Advanced Topics in Medical Biochemistry 2|
|BIOL3210||Adv Topics for Biol Sciences 2|
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesThis module provides state of the art research led teaching. Students are recommended to attend five advanced topics.
Students will have knowledge of a range of Microbiology topics at the forefront of research within the School.
- Managing Knowledge: sourcing / selecting / interpreting data
- Technical Competence: IT skills
- Managing Self: planning, time management
- Presentation Skills: essay.
- Managing Knowledge: assimilation of information; sourcing/selecting/interpreting; Data evaluation/problem solving.
- Technical Competence: IT skills.
- Managing Self: planning; time management.
- Managing Inter-relationships: team work; decision taking; learning from others; sharing; receiving critique.
- Presentation skills: report; essays; oral.
The module will comprise a series of advanced topics from which students will be required to choose five topics. The topics presented will reflect current developments across microbiology and exploit the current collective expertise of the School's academic and research staff.
In each topic lecturers will present current thinking and research findings, referring students to the research literature. Students will be required to read the up-to-date research literature to advance their knowledge beyond the material presented in the lectures.
Topics will be presented to cover all specialisms covered by the individual degree programmes.
|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 studyPrivate study will be devoted to preparation for lectures and producing good notes thereafter, and preparing for the end-of-semester examination.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudent 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 advanced topic modules.
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 listThere is no reading list for this module
Last updated: 17/04/2019
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