HUMAN MICROBIAL DISEASES - 2017/8

Module code: BMS3079

Module provider

School of Biosciences and Medicine

Module Leader

LOCKER NS Dr (Biosc & Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

15

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

JACs code

C521

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 130

Lecture Hours: 26

Tutorial Hours: 4

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework COURSEWORK- MINI REVIEW 2000 WORDS ON SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES ANALYSIS 40%
Examination EXAMINATIONS-SHORT ANSWER QUESTIONS 2X1H, ANSWERING EACH TIME 1 Q FROM A CHOICE OF 4 60%

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

BMS2037 Cellular Microbiology and Virology

Module overview

The module will explore the mechanism by which human pathogens interact with their host to cause a disease and this will relate and deepen the knowledge acquired at level 4 and 5 on general microbiology and virology. In addition at Level 6 this module will form part of a more global overview of human-pathogen interactions explored within the Immunology and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases modules.  

Module aims

To use specific examples of diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and protozoa to illustrate and explore aspects of microbial disease pathogenesis including Virulence mechanisms

To use specific examples of diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and protozoa to illustrate and explore aspects of microbial disease pathogenesis including toxins

To use specific examples of diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and protozoa to illustrate and explore aspects of microbial disease pathogenesis including secretion systems

To use specific examples of diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and protozoa to illustrate and explore aspects of microbial disease pathogenesis including intracellular survival

To use specific examples of diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and protozoa to illustrate and explore aspects of microbial disease pathogenesis including immunity

To use specific examples of diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and protozoa to illustrate and explore aspects of microbial disease pathogenesis including disease

To use specific examples of diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and protozoa to illustrate and explore aspects of microbial disease pathogenesis including autoimmunity

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Describe the pathogenesis of a range of bacterial, viral and protozoal diseases including diseases caused by enteric bacteria, neisseria, mycobacteria, legionella, staphylococci, streptococci, protozoa and major human viruses KCT
Describe structure-function relationships for bacterial toxins KC
Discuss what is meant by a virulence gene KC
Describe the role of type III secretion systems in pathogenesis KC
Describe how bacteria and viruses survive and replicate intracellularly KC
Discuss how microbes and viruses interact with host defences to cause disease pathology KCT
Discuss how microbes and viruses interact with host defences to cause immune pathology KCT
Describe how bacteria and viruses regulate genes in response to the host environment KCT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content





Module introduction-Coursework description and input

Intracellular survival of bacterial pathogens




Type III secretion systems in enteric bacteria




Bacterial toxins

Host Pathogen interactions in Neisseria

Host Pathogen interactions in Mycobacteria

Host Pathogen interactions in Streptococci

Host Pathogen interactions in Protozoa

Retroviruses and AIDS




Herpes viruses

Viruses and oncogenesis




Viral gastroenteritis




Dengue virus and immunopathogenesis

HPV and vaccine development




 

2 tutorials to help with coursework assignment

2 tutorials to help with examination and assay Q




Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Ensure a deep understanding of learning outcomes. This will be achieved by using different teaching methods implementing constructivist approaches and interactive learning methods (Think Pair Share; Interactive inquiry; problem based learning).  The distinct lecture topics are not clustered and there is a clear progression and connection throughout the model, which will help the student build on their previous knowledge as they advance in the model. This will allow them to achieve a deeper level of understanding.

The learning and teaching methods include:


27h of lectures over 11 weeks with between 1 to 4h per week
4h of tutorial, with the first after 2 weeks, to help student understand how to read papers. The second after 6 weeks to answer open questions regarding the coursework. The other two tutorials are held at the end of each teaching block to go through past exam questions.
Of critical importance, post exams, ALL students can book 15min 1-2-1 with the MO to go through their exam papers. 

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate

that students have obtain a deep understanding of the diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and protozoa and their pathogenesis.

 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


2000 words critical essay set in week 1 and submitted on week 10
2x1h examination with 1 short answer questions to pick from a choice of 4.


 

Formative assessment and feedback

 

The students will receive timely feedback during the course of the semester by engaging in interactive teaching activities that will allow them to monitor their progress. In addition, the module coordinator will dedicate a tutorial to answering any questions on the coursework completion, and will setup a discussion group on Surreylearn to make all students benefit from this input. All the coursework will, as in previous years, contain detailed analysis of the student performance and what to improve. The module coordinator will allow highlight during the final tutorial general points that were key for succeeding in the coursework completion. This final tutorial will also address questions from students about past exam questions and collectively students will attempt to answer a couple of them. 

Reading list

Reading list for HUMAN MICROBIAL DISEASES : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/bms3079

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.