Core Module Information
Module title: Medical Microbiology (Hong Kong)

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

Module code: MIC09602
Module leader: Donald Morrison
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:

Microbial virulence; Role of virulence factors; Virus biology and life cycle; HIV, influenza, hepatitis, SARS; Bacterial pathogens, intracellular pathogens, foodborne pathogens, nosocomial infections; Fungal and parasitic infections; Diagnosis and treatment, antibiotics, vaccination; Laboratory techniques of relevance to medical microbiology.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Illustrate the diversity of pathogens within the microbial world using examples of current local and global interest.
LO2: Critically appraise approaches to antimicrobial therapy in the light of increasing antimicrobial resistance.
LO3: Relate the study of pathogens in terms of genetics and physiology to methods for diagnosis and treatment.
LO4: Develop analytical and critical skills through appraisal of scientific data.
LO5: Evaluate experimental methods and develop laboratory skills in microbiology.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Donald Morrison
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 18
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 17
Independent Learning Guided independent study 165
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Class Test 30 1-3 7 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Class Test 40 1-5 13 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Report 30 4-5 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Component 1 subtotal: 70
Component 2 subtotal: 30
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MIC09602 - Medical Microbiology (Hong Kong)