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MICR3211 Advanced Topics in Microbiology 2

20 creditsClass Size: 90

Module manager: Dr Thomas Edwards
Email: T.A.Edwards@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

This 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

BIOC3221Advanced Topics in Biochemistry 2
BIOC3222Advanced Topics in Medical Biochemistry 2
BIOL3210Adv Topics for Biol Sciences 2

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Objectives

To 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.

Learning outcomes
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.


Syllabus

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.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture301.0030.00
Private study hours170.00
Total Contact hours30.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Private 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 Feedback

Online 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

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Open Book exam3 hr 00 mins100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 05/08/2020 08:03:28

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