BACTERIAL, PROTOZOAL AND FUNGAL PATHOGENS - 2019/0
Module code: MMIM021
This infectious diseases module forms one of the key subject areas of the medical microbiology MSc, covering not only the microorganisms that cause illness, but also the scientific basis of the methods used for their detection. The aim is to consolidate and to expand upon the basic undergraduate teaching of bacterial, fungal and protozoal pathogens by referring to particular and important pathogenic microorganisms. Because the module is taught mostly by external experts the students have access to the most recent advances in this area.
School of Biosciences and Medicine
HINGLEY-WILSON Suzie (Biosc & Med)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: C530
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Helicobacter pylori
- Urinary Tract Infections
- Lyme Disease
- Bacterial Meningitis
- Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA
- Gastroenteritis caused by preformed toxins
- Fungal Diseases
- Discovering new pathogens: culture resistant bacteria
- Shigella and E. coli species
- Vibrio and Aeromonas species
- Chlamydial Infection
- Neisseria gonorrhoea
- Campylobacter Infections
- Clostridial Diseases
- Genital Ulcer Disease; Treponema Pallidum
- Bordetella pertusis and Whooping Cough
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||Examination 2 hours||70|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate: in depth understanding of important pathogenic microorganisms, including the diseases that they cause and their diagnosis and detection.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of: a coursework essay on important and emerging issues in medical microbiology (2000words) and an examination in which students are expected to answer 2 questions from a choice of 5 in 120 minutes.
Formative assessment and feedback
Students receive written feedback on their essays and verbal feedback through revision tutorials in which past exam papers are discussed
- Consolidate and to expand upon basic undergraduate teaching of bacterial, fungal and protozoal pathogens by referring to particular and important pathogenic microorganisms
|001||Describe, in detail, the aetiology, clinical features, and laboratory diagnosis of important bacterial, protozoal, and fungal infectious diseases.||K|
|002||Explain the principles underlying the pathogenesis, epidemiology and control of important bacterial, protozoal, and fungal infectious diseases.||K|
|003||Interpret up to date laboratory data in relation to these diseases.||CT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 93
Lecture Hours: 47
Tutorial Hours: 10
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: to expand upon the basic undergraduate teaching of bacterial, fungal and protozoal pathogens by referring to important pathogenic microorganisms. The module is taught mostly be external experts so that the students have access to the most recent advances in this area.
The learning and teaching methods include: lectures (7h per week x 6), tutorials (3 h), and class discussions (2h) with leading external experts.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Reading list for BACTERIAL, PROTOZOAL AND FUNGAL PATHOGENS : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mmim021
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