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: Microbiology & Drug Discovery
Prerequisites

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

2018/9, Trimester 1, Blended,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Donald Morrison
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Lectures and tutorials cover LOs 1 – 4. Questioning is encouraged during face-to-face teaching in both lectures and tutorials. Moodle is used to support teaching and learning. Elements of LO4 and LO5 are covered in the laboratory classes and in assessments. Personalised feedback is given on the coursework component - Supervised Test I and the Data Interpretation coursework.



Formative Assessment:
Tutorials will include elements of formative assessment.

Summative Assessment:
summative assessment takes the form of a supervised test in week 7 that covers LOs 1-3 for that unit, and a data interpretation exercise based upon laboratory experiences (LOs 4 and 5) which is due in week 9. A final summative assessment takes the form of a second supervised test in week 13 at the end of the unit (LOs 1-5).


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


Assessment
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

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.

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