Undergraduate Course: Parasite Biology 3 (BILG09003)
|School||School of Biological Sciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 9 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Understanding of the biological, molecular, genetic, immunological and epidemiological importance of protozoan and helminth parasites of medical and veterinary impact, including the host-parasite interaction and new strategies for parasite control via vaccination and drug therapy.
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 19,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 1,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 8,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
1 hour 'Essay Topic Choice' Tutorial
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||In line with the standard assesment policy for courses in the School of Biology, students are required to obtain an aggregate mark of 40% based on the weighting of marks for the written exam and in-course assessment.
1. Written Paper: A two-hour written examination in week 12 will contribute 50% of the final marks.
In-course component of assessment
1. Essay: The essay of not more than 1500 words, will help develop written communication skills. Each student will chose his/her own topic. The essay, to be handed in during week 7, will contribute 30% of the final mark.
2. Analysis of Parasite Genomes 20%
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||Parasite Biology 3||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Parasite Biology 3||2:00|
| Increased understanding of biological processes.
Detailed learning outcomes will be provided later.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Francisca Mutapi
|Course secretary||Miss Rachel Law
Tel: (0131 6)51 3689
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