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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
SummaryThis is a compulsory course for the Infectious Diseases honours programme.
Course description A laboratory, literature or data handling research project in a topic of infectious diseases. Presentation of research findings is a feature of this project.
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))
Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Infectious Diseases Synoptic Examination (MIBM10042) AND Host-pathogen interactions in Infectious Disease (MIBM10052) AND Review Essay for Infectious Disease (MIBM10053) AND
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Only open to students on the BSc Biomedical Sciences (Infectious Diseases) programme
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, 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 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) There are two in-course assessments: the research project report (87.5%) and the research project presentation (12.5%). There is no exam for this course.
Feedback Every effort will be made to return marks and to provide relevant feedback to students within 15 working days following submission of assessments.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Describe a question requiring original research through critical reading of current literature. Formulate one or more testable hypotheses or central arguments from the question.
  2. Identify appropriate methods and models to test the hypotheses or arguments.
  3. Obtain information to address the hypotheses or arguments using appropriate investigative techniques and research tools. Critically analyze the evidence obtained to refute or support the hypotheses or arguments.
  4. Integrate your findings with those of others, and indicate the impact this has on the field and how future work may address outstanding questions.
  5. Communicate your findings and conclusions effectively through your dissertation, lay-summary, and any associated oral or poster presentations.
Reading List
The following books are recommended as background reading and general reference texts for the Infectious Diseases honours programme:

Mims' Medical Microbiology, 5th edition, ISBN: 9780723436010 (Elsevier)

Mims' Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease, 6th edition, ISBN: 9780123971883 (Elsevier)

Janeway's Immunobiology, 8th edition, ISBN: 9780815342434 (Garland Science)

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 Kimberley Bruce
Tel: (0131 6)51 4075
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