Core Module Information
Module title: Applied Medical Microbiology [Hong Kong]

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: BMS11604
Module leader: Clare Taylor
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Life Sciences

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

This module will examine in depth mechanisms of microbial virulence and pathogenicity and give you an insight into how clinically relevant bacteria, parasites and viruses cause disease in humans. You will examine current challenges related to emerging and re-emerging microbial disease, including the emergence of drug resistant infections. You will critically explore ways in which clinical infection is managed in healthcare environments and understand the role of public health control in the management of infectious disease. You will appraise current methods as well as new technologies used in diagnostic microbiology for the identification of microbial pathogens from clinical, environmental and food samples.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Analyse the dynamic interactions that take place between host and microbe during the establishment of infection.

LO2: Critically assess current strategies and international guidelines for public health control including those applied to foodborne and environmentally-acquired infection.

LO3: Critically review and challenge scientific literature to develop analytical and communication skills.

LO4: Select and apply appropriate laboratory techniques to enhance understanding of key knowledge that underpins the module learning outcomes.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
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 Lecture 21
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 33
Independent Learning Guided independent study 143
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1,2 & 3 14/15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Report 15 3 & 4 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Report 35 3 & 4 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1500
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
BMS11604 Applied Medical Microbiology