Module title: Infection and Immunity [Hong Kong]

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BMS09606
Module leader: Clare Taylor
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: LIFE SCIENCES
Prerequisites

Appropriate knowledge at SCQF level 7/8 of introductory microbiology


Description of module content:

In this module you will investigate the mechanisms by which medically-important microorganisms interact with the immune system to cause infection in humans. As well as considering immune evasion and diagnostic methods, new and current strategies to prevent and treat infection will also be examined, in the context of antimicrobial resistance. You will develop key transferable skills including analysis of scientific writing, laboratory skills, and critical thinking skills.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Illustrate the diversity of microbial pathogens which cause infection in humans;
LO2: Compare and contrast strategies by which different pathogens invade and cause infections in a host, including subversion of the immune system;
LO3: Evaluate strategies for the prevention and treatment of infection, including in the context of antimicrobial resistance;
LO4: Evaluate the use of different experimental approaches relevant to medical microbiology;
LO5: Evaluate experimental data and develop critical thinking skills.

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