Postgraduate Course: Infectious Diseases (BIME11045)
|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||Infectious 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 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.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Blocks 1-3 (Sem 1-2)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 19,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5,
Formative Assessment Hours 4,
Other Study Hours 13,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 16,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
Other Study Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
|| One 20 week maxi project write-up (maximum 10,000 words) = 100%
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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 with the opportunity to acquire research experience and associated generic/transferable skills in preparation for a 3 year PhD training in biomedical sciences.
- Successful study will earn an MSc by Research en route to the PhD.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Kim Picozzi
Tel: (0131 6)50 6257
|Course secretary||Miss Fiona Brodie
Tel: (0131 6)51 5997