2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
MICR3211 Advanced Topics in Microbiology 2
20 creditsClass Size: 90
Module manager: Dr Thomas Edwards
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2020/21
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
ObjectivesTo introduce students to current research in a range of topical areas within the field of microbiology, and develop their ability to collate, critically analyse, and describe scientific information.
On completion of this module students should be able to:
1. discuss in-depth a range of research topics at the forefront of microbiology;
2. select and critique scientific information obtained from reputable sources and integrate the material to provide an up to date account of the topic under discussion;
3. demonstrate advanced communication skills through presentation of the material in written format.
The module will comprise a series of advanced topics reflecting current developments across microbiology.
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.
This module is mutually exclusive with other Advanced topics modules in this semester with the faculty of Biological Sciences.
Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information
|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.
An average of 5 hours additional reading/revision is expected per lecture (although this may vary between students).
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackOnline delivery of lectures and student engagement 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|
|Open Book exam||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
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