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Undergraduate Course: Infectious Diseases Project (MIBM10041)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryA laboratory, literature or data handling research project in a topic of infectious disease. Presentation of research findings is a feature of this project.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Medical Microbiology 3 (BIME09002) AND Biomedical Sciences 3 (BIME09008) AND ( Immunology 3 (BILG09007) OR Clinical Immunology & Haematology 3A (MSBM09005))
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Only open to students on the BSc Biomedical Sciences (Infectious Diseases) programme
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 10, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 377 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 88 %, Practical Exam 12 %
Additional Information (Assessment) ICA Research project report (87.5%)
ICA Presentation of research project (12.5%)
Feedback Feedback will be provided for both assessments.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Learn and apply research techniques to a topic in infectious disease
  2. Experimental design and data handling skills
  3. Critically appraise scientific literature
  4. Plan and structure a research report
  5. Enhance teamwork, communication and presentational skills
Reading List
The following books are recommended as background reading and general reference texts for the Infectious Diseases honours programme:

Mims CA, Nash A & Stephen J (2001). Mims' pathogenesis of infectious disease, 5th edn, Elsevier. ISBN: 9780124982642

Goering R, Dockrell H, Zuckerman M, Roitt I & Chiodini P (2012). Mims' medical microbiology, 5th edn, Saunders. ISBN: 9780723436010

Murray PR, Rosenthal KS & Pfaller MA (2009). Medical microbiology 7th edn, Mosby Elsevier. ISBN: 9780323086929

Thomson C, Miles R & Amyes SBG (1996). Antimicrobial chemotherapy, Informa. ISBN: 9781853173899

Salyers AA, Wilson BA, Whitt DD & Winkler ME (2010). Bacterial pathogenesis: a molecular approach, 3rd edn, ASM press. ISBN: 9781555814182

Flint SJ, Enquist LW, Krug RM, Racaniello VR & Skalka AM (2009). Principles of virology, 3rd edn, vol 1 Molecular biology ISBN: 9781555814793, vol 2 Pathogenesis and control IBN: 9781555814809, ASM press

Murphy K (2011). Janeway's immunobiology, 8th edn, Garland Science. ISBN:9780815342434

You are expected to be familiar with material covered in previous years; make sure you read your relevant lecture notes from previous years to refresh your memory.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Course organiserDr Douglas Roy
Tel: (0131) 242 6279
Course secretaryMs Tracy Noden
Tel: (0131 6)50 3717
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