Module title: Infection & Immunity

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

Module code: MIC09106
Module leader: Clare Taylor
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Biomedical Science
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.

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