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

Undergraduate Course: Infectious Diseases Synoptic Examination (MIBM10042)

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 a synoptic examination assessing general expertise in Infectious Diseases.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites Students MUST also take: Infectious Diseases Project (MIBM10041) AND Host-pathogen interactions in Infectious Disease (MIBM10052) AND Review Essay for Infectious Disease (MIBM10053)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Only open to students on the Infectious Diseases Honours programmes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  39
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 96 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 100 %, Coursework 0 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% Examination
Feedback Feedback for the exam will be provided upon request.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)1:30
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Analyse a complex infectious disease-related problem and, as an outcome of this analysis, draw on the full extent of your learning to identify key themes, prioritise challenges or new opportunities related to the problem and propose and justify potential solutions.
  2. Use critical evaluation in the selection and presentation of evidence to support a position and develop a recommendation or exercise judgement.
  3. Communicate your analysis and response to an ┬┐open-ended┬┐ infectious disease-related question or statement via the planning and synthesis of a personal, balanced, coherent and logical written discussion.
  4. Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability in the production of a relevant response to a previously unseen statement or question.
Reading List
-Mims, Pathogenesis of Infectious Disease, 6th edition (Elsevier)
-Medical Microbiology, Patrick R. Murray, Ken S. Rosenthal, Michael A. Pfaller. 8th edition (Elsevier)
-Janeway's Immunobiology, Kenneth Murray, Casey Weaver, 9th Edition, (Garland Science)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsID_Syp
Contacts
Course organiserDr Douglas Roy
Tel: (0131) 242 6279
Email: Douglas.Roy@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Craig Brown
Tel: (0131 6)50 9414
Email: cbrown26@ed.ac.uk
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