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Postgraduate Course: Infectious Diseases (BIME11045)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits80 ECTS Credits40
SummaryInfectious diseases remain a major threat to individual and community health. They also impact upon food security and safety, and compromise animal health, welfare and production. Edinburgh Infectious Diseases (EID) fosters interdisciplinary research that brings together medical and veterinary scientists with the latest technologies to investigate all aspects of infectious disease pathogenesis and control. EID has expertise in epidemiology (including mathematical modelling), virology, microbiology, parasitology and arthropod vector biology. Support across classical disciplines is provided by biochemists, molecular biologists, geneticists, pathologists and bioinformaticians employing the latest methodologies of genomics, functional genomics and proteomics. EID┐s research programmes include pathogens of national and international importance including: influenza; herpes viruses; HIV E coli 0157 and other enteric infections, Staphylococcus aureus, hospital acquired infections; tropical diseases including malaria, river blindness and lymphatic filariasis; schistsomiasis and sleeping sickness. Investigations of diseases of wild animals as well as domesticated species (foot-and-mouth disease; ovine paratuberculosis) are included in the research portfolio.

ERI offers a stimulating environment for postgraduate training (in modern, well equipped laboratories) that can include periods of study in collaborating laboratories in Europe through the EU's ERASMUS programme (available only when Infectious Disease is selected as a double option).

There are no formal taught elements to this course but students will be expected to attend lectures and seminars as directed by their supervisor for the purpose of gaining new theoretical knowledge and technical expertise required of the research project.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Blocks 1-3 (Sem 1-2)
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 800 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 30, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 40, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 540, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 20, Summative Assessment Hours 70, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 16, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 82 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One 20 week maxi project write-up (maximum 10,000 words) = 100%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Block 5 (Sem 2) and beyond
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 800 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 30, Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 40, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 540, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2, Formative Assessment Hours 20, Summative Assessment Hours 70, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 98 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) Not on line distance learning
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One 20 week maxi project write-up (maximum 10,000 words) = 100%
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
The aim of this course is to act as an elective research theme for the MSc/Diploma by Research in the Biomedical Sciences Programme.

It will provide students the opportunity to acquire research experience and associated generic/transferable skills in preparation a for 3 year PhD training in biomedical sciences;

Successful study will earn an MSc by Research en route to the PhD.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsInf Dis
Contacts
Course organiserDr Kim Picozzi
Tel: (0131 6)50 6257
Email: Kim.Picozzi@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Marie Manson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3289
Email: Marie.Manson@ed.ac.uk
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