Undergraduate Course: Infectious Diseases Project (MIBM10041)
|School||Deanery of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This is a compulsory course for the Infectious Diseases honours programme.
A laboratory, literature or data handling research project in a topic of infectious diseases. Presentation of research findings is a feature of this project.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|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.
||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
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe a question requiring original research through critical reading of current literature. Formulate one or more testable hypotheses or central arguments from the question.
- Identify appropriate methods and models to test the hypotheses or arguments.
- 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.
- Integrate your findings with those of others, and indicate the impact this has on the field and how future work may address outstanding questions.
- Communicate your findings and conclusions effectively through your dissertation, lay-summary, and any associated oral or poster presentations.
|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.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Douglas Roy
Tel: (0131) 242 6279
|Course secretary||Mr Cameron Scally
Tel: (0131 6)50 9414