Module code: MMIM018

Module provider

School of Biosciences and Medicine

Module Leader

STEWART Graham (Biosc & Med)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Module Availability

Semester 2

Module content

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK 50
Examination EXAMINATION - 120 MINUTES 50

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

Module aims

  • Provide an overview of microbial genetics, especially those aspects that are especially relevant to medical microbiology. Attention will be paid to developing an understanding of the techniques of genetic manipulation and the recent advances which have been made with the use of these techniques. The application of bio-informatics, and post-genomic developments in transcriptional analysis and proteomics will also be covered.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1   describe and evaluate the techniques of gene cloning, DNA manipulation and sequencing KT
2 Discuss strategies for producing recombinant DNA products KC
3 Discuss the regulation of gene expression K
4 Explain the use of gene probes and PCR K
5 Critically discuss the application of bioinformatics to analysing molecular data C
6 Appreciate and discuss how post-genomic studies in transcriptional mapping and proteomics can be applied to obtain a fuller understanding of the disease process. KT
7 Perform some modern molecular biology techniques not available in their home laboratories PT
8 Additionally, students should use these practical modules to learn the correct way in which to present research material in preparation for their thesis preparation. T

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

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.

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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Medical Microbiology (EuroMasters) MSc 2 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.