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DRPS : Course Catalogue : Deanery of Biomedical Sciences : Microbiology and Infection (Biomedical Sciences)

Undergraduate Course: Review Essay for Infectious Disease (MIBM10053)

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 Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThis is a compulsory course for the Infectious Diseases honours programme.
Course description This course consists of the production of a review essay which links to the topic of the research project.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Host-pathogen interactions in Infectious Disease (MIBM10052) AND Infectious Diseases Synoptic Examination (MIBM10042) AND Infectious Diseases Project (MIBM10041)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 78 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) ICA assessment of review essay (100%)
Feedback Every effort will be made to return marks and to provide relevant feedback to students within 15 working days following submission of the review essay.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Production of a substantial review essay which assesses literature and data on a topic realted to the research project
  2. Analysis and evaluation of the scientific literature and data, as necessary
  3. Planning and structuring of a major review essay
Reading List
The following books are recommended as background reading and general reference texts:

┐ Mims┐ Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease, 6th edition (Elsevier)
┐ Medical Microbiology, Patrick R. Murray, Ken S. Rosenthal, Michael A. Pfaller. 8th edition (Elsevier)

You are expected to be familiar with relevant infection and immunity content which you will have covered in previous years ┐ make sure you review this to thoroughly refresh your understanding of these topics. Access to the Medical Microbiology 3 and Biomedical Sciences 3 courses┐ lecture contents is available in Learn for intercalating students.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsID_RE
Contacts
Course organiserDr Douglas Roy
Tel: (0131) 242 6279
Email: Douglas.Roy@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Cameron Scally
Tel: (0131 6)50 9414
Email: Cameron.Scally@ed.ac.uk
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