Postgraduate Course: Understanding Infectious Diseases (BIME11036)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|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.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the biological characteristics of the different classes of pathogens.
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the various strategies adopted by specific (regional) pathogens to establish infection and survive in their hosts.
- Understand the innate and adaptive immunity, the induction of an immune response and the role of cells involved in this process.
- 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.
|Course organiser||Dr Jenna Fyfe
Tel: 0131 242 9379
|Course secretary||Miss Fiona Brodie
Tel: (0131 6)51 5997