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Postgraduate Course: Understanding Infectious Diseases (BIME11036)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course aims to promote an understanding of the transmission mechanisms of infectious agents and their maintenance strategies for survival; intrinsic and extrinsic strategies for disease control of the host will also be explored.
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 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Course Start Date 15/01/2018
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Formal summative written assessment will constitute 60% of the student's grade. Online assessment will incorporate a variety of activities will constitute 40% of their overall course grade and is taken to represent a formative assessment of learning throughout the programme.
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand the biological characteristics of the different classes of pathogens.
  2. Demonstrate an appreciation of the various strategies adopted by specific (regional) pathogens to establish infection and survive in their hosts.
  3. Understand the innate and adaptive immunity, the induction of an immune response and the role of cells involved in this process.
  4. Develop an understanding of the immune effector function and control of a range of infectious agents, including intra- and extra- cellular bacterial, viral pathogens, protozoa and worms.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.globalhealth.mvm.ed.ac.uk/InfectiousDiseases/home.html
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Kim Picozzi
Tel: (0131 6)50 6257
Email: Kim.Picozzi@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Sarah Fraser
Tel: (0131 6)50 3289
Email: s.fraser@ed.ac.uk
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