Module title: Medical Microbiology (Sri Lanka)

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

Module code: MIC09800
Module leader: Donald Morrison
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Microbiology & Drug Discovery
Prerequisites

N/A

2019/0, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SRI LANKA
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Donald Morrison
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
This module will be delivered through a combination of online delivery of content, supported by lecture, tutorial (LO1–4) and laboratory sessions (LO5). Questioning is encouraged during face-to-face teaching in tutorials, on-line using Moodle discussion forums, and in laboratory classes. Personalised feedback is given during tutorials and for assessed coursework.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
Key employability skills are embedded and assessed including laboratory skills, problem-solving, critical appraisal (LO4-5). Critical thinking and written communication skills are required in the tutorial work, coursework component and examination. Group work and oral communication skills are required for both tutorial work and the laboratory component. IT skills are required for the use of Moodle and for on-line searches associated with the preparation/submission of coursework (laboratory reports). Scholarship skills are required for the directed reading associated with the subject programme.

Assessment (formative or summative)
Formative assessment occurs during tutorial sessions when students have the opportunity to discuss with their peers and the local tutor. Summative assessment takes the form of critical data analysis, (LO 4,5), a supervised test on a particular unit (LO1/2/3) and a formal examination (LOs 1 - 5). During the trimester a supervised test will take place based on one unit of this module. Students will receive
prompt feedback on their performance, so that they can take this on board in their preparation for the formal exam which will assess the remaining Units at the end of the trimester.

Research / teaching linkages
Recent developments in the understanding of microbial pathogens and the development of diagnostic methods and therapies will be emphasised using peer-reviewed scientific literature.

Supporting equality and diversity
Online delivery via Moodle will e

Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment occurs during tutorial sessions when students have the opportunity to discuss with their peers and the local tutor.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment takes the form of critical data analysis, (LO 4,5), a supervised test on a particular unit (LO1/2/3) and a formal examination (LOs 1 - 5). During the trimester a supervised test will take place based on one unit of this module. Students will receive prompt feedback on their performance, so that they can take this on board in their preparation for the formal exam which will assess the remaining Units at the end of the trimester.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 12
Face To Face Tutorial 6
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 12
Independent Learning Guided independent study 168
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
Report 20 4 10 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 1000
Class Test 20 1,2,3 5 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 60 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Microbial virulence; Role of virulence factors; Virus biology and life cycle; HIV, influenza, hepatitis, SARS; Host immunity, innate and acquired immune system; Bacterial pathogens, intracellular pathogens, foodborne pathogens, nosocomial infections; Fungal and parasitic infections; Diagnosis and treatment, antibiotics, vaccination; Epidemiology and surveillance of emerging pathogens, epidemics; 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: Compare and contrast ways in which microbes overcome the host immune system and cause disease.
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:
MIC09800 Medical Microbiology