Module title: Microbes and Man [Sri Lanka]

SCQF level: 08:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MIC08802
Module leader: Nick Wheelhouse
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Microbiology & Drug Discovery
Prerequisites

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

2018/9, Trimester 3, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SRI LANKA
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Nick Wheelhouse
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
A combination of lectures and a student-centred approach will be adopted, with students undertaking a degree of responsibility for their learning supported by team teaching using a variety of approaches to teaching methodology (LO1-4). Each student will be given a topic to research (LO4). The student will present their research in the form of a poster presentation and in a conference style environment. Through visits and/or invited speakers students will have the opportunity to explore the career opportunities for microbiologists/biotechnologists (LO4).

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment occurs during coursework and through feedback on the poster presentation.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment takes the form of the poster presentation and a formal examination.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 40
Independent Learning Guided independent study 158
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Poster 40 4 8 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 60 1,2 & 3 11 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SRI LANKA
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Nick Wheelhouse
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
A combination of lectures and a student-centred approach will be adopted, with students undertaking a degree of responsibility for their learning supported by team teaching using a variety of approaches to teaching methodology (LO1-4). Each student will be given a topic to research (LO4). The student will present their research in the form of a poster presentation and in a conference style environment. Through visits and/or invited speakers students will have the opportunity to explore the career opportunities for microbiologists/biotechnologists (LO4).

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment occurs during coursework and through feedback on the poster presentation.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment takes the form of the poster presentation and a formal examination.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 40
Independent Learning Guided independent study 158
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Poster 40 4 8 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Digital Examination 60 1,2 & 3 11 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

You will explore current issues featuring in media headlines with analyses of a select choice of viruses, fungi and protozoa of medical, environmental and industrial significance. You will gain insight of how the diversity of microorganisms can be exploited in biotechnology both to the benefit and detriment of mankind. You will also explore some of the controversial issues in biotechnology, especially the construction of GMOs and the significance of the release of GMOs into the environment.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: explore the commercial exploitation of microbial metabolism by food and pharmaceutical industries, environmental, agricultural and chemical sectors
LO2: gain an overview of gene cloning, together with the construction and exploitation of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).
LO3: examine specific fungi, bacteria, viruses and protozoa of medical, industrial and environmental relevance
LO4: consider microbiology and biotechnology topics of particular relevance in current affairs.

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