Core Module Information
Module title: Infection & Immunity (Sri Lanka)

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

Module code: BMS09804
Module leader: Clare Taylor
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Life Sciences
Prerequisites

Appropriate knowledge at level 8 of microbiological diversity and microbial cell structure

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 scientific writing, laboratory skills, and critical thinking.

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 and scientific writing skills.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
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Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SRI LANKA
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Clare Taylor
Module Organiser:


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Online Guided independent study 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 156
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 20 4, 5 7 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Class Test 20 4, 5 9 HOURS= 01.00, WORDS= 0
Class Test 20 4, 5 11 HOURS= 01.00
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 40 1, 2, 3 14/15 HOURS= 02.00
Component 1 subtotal: 60
Component 2 subtotal: 40
Module subtotal: 100

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