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MICR3325 Skills for Microbiologists 3

20 creditsClass Size: 60

Module manager: Dr Christopher Randall
Email: c.p.randall@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

Students should develop problem-solving skills and will be taught how to present their work orally. They will also participate in careers workshops and sessions to improve their interview/self-presentation skills.
- Managing Knowledge - Assimilation of information;
- Sourcing/selecting/interpreting; Data evaluation/problem-solving
- Managing Inter-relationships - Decision taking; Learning from others; Sharing; Receiving critique.
- Presentation skills - Dissertation; Oral.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should:
- be aware of up-to-date developments, hypotheses and controversies in Microbiology;
- have developed skills in the analysis and interpretation of experimental data and the construction and arguments;
- have developed the ability to express themselves clearly during oral and written presentations (to both scientific and lay audiences).

Skills outcomes
- Managing knowledge
- Data evaluation / problem solving
- Managing inter-relationships
- Decision taking
- Presentation skills


Syllabus

Students will participate in group exercises: a series of general themes of topical importance to their degree programme will be considered and each student will investigate a specific aspect and share it with the group. Students will prepare a newspaper article based on a recent research paper of relevance to their degree programme. They will attend seminars given by both academic staff and guest lecturers, which will address recent developments in microbial immunity. Students should develop problem-solving skills and will be taught how to present their work orally. They will also participate in careers workshops and sessions to improve their interview/self-presentation skills.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Workshop22.004.00
Group learning101.0010.00
Lecture11.001.00
Seminar61.006.00
Private study hours179.00
Total Contact hours21.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Students should note that the following information is for guidance only.
The actual time required for the various elements will vary between students.
Lectures: 6 hours;
Problem solving seminars: 30 hours;
Workshops: 16 hours;
Group exercises: 77 hours;
Paper summary exam preparation: 25 hours;
Essay (mini review): 25 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Dissertation/oral presentation;
Group exercises/oral presentations.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
EssayEssay (mini review)25.00
AssignmentMicrobiology problem solving exercise15.00
AssignmentNews and Views style article20.00
AssignmentProblem solving exercises (marks for online engagement)5.00
In-course AssessmentFormative assessment - practice referee's report.0.00
In-course AssessmentReferee report10.00
Oral PresentationGroup exercises/oral presentations (x3)25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Owing to the continuous nature of the assessment, there is no resit in August for this module. Students would need to resit the module as an internal candidate, and repeat all assessments.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 17/04/2019

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