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MICR3120 Advanced Topics in Microbiology 1

20 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Dr Glyn Hemsworth

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

This module is mutually exclusive with

BIOC3111Advanced Topics in Biochemistry I
BIOC3112Advanced Topics in Medical Biochemistry I
BIOL3112Advanced Topics for Biological Sciences 1
BMSC3143Advanced Topics in Pharmacology I
BMSC3144Advanced Topics in Neuroscience I
BMSC3145Advanced Topics in Human Physiology I
BMSC3146Advanced Topics in Medical Sciences I

This module is not approved as a discovery module


This 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.

Learning outcomes
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.

Teaching methods

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

Private study

Reading 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

- Online delivery of lectures via Blackboard Collaborate and student engagement will be monitored in line with standard faculty practice.

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online Time-Limited assessment24 hr 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 list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 28/04/2023 14:48:21


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