Core Module Information
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: Life Sciences


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.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: SRI LANKA
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 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

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 40 1, 2, 3, 4 8 HOURS= 00.15
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

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
MIC09800 Medical Microbiology