BACTERIAL, PROTOZOAL AND FUNGAL PATHOGENS - 2017/8

Module code: MMIM021

Module provider

School of Biosciences and Medicine

Module Leader

PARK SF Dr (Biosc & Med)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

JACs code

C530

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework Coursework 30%
Examination Examination 2 hours 70%

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module overview

This infectious diseases module forms one of the key subject areas of the  medical microbiology MSc, covering not only the microorganisms that cause illness, but also the scientific basis of the methods used for their detection. The aim is to consolidate and to expand upon the basic undergraduate teaching of bacterial, fungal and protozoal pathogens by referring to particular and important pathogenic microorganisms. Because the module is taught mostly by external experts the students have access to the most recent advances in this area.

Module aims

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Indicative content includes:


Salmonella
Helicobacter pylori
Urinary Tract Infections
Lyme Disease
Bacterial Meningitis
Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA
Gastroenteritis caused by preformed toxins
Fungal Diseases
Legionella
Discovering new pathogens: culture resistant bacteria
Malaria
Shigella and E. coli species
Vibrio and Aeromonas species
Listeria
Chlamydial Infection
Neisseria gonorrhoea
Campylobacter Infections
Clostridial Diseases
Revision
Tuberculosis
Genital Ulcer Disease; Treponema Pallidum
Leprosy
Leishmania
Trypanosomes
Amoebiasis
Bordetella pertusis and Whooping Cough
Cryptosporidium

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: to expand upon the basic undergraduate teaching of bacterial, fungal and protozoal pathogens by referring to important pathogenic microorganisms. The module is taught mostly be external experts so that the students have access to the most recent advances in this area.

The learning and teaching methods include: lectures (7h per week x 6), tutorials (3 h), and class discussions (2h) with leading external experts.  

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate: in depth understanding of important pathogenic microorganisms, including the diseases that they cause and their diagnosis and detection. 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of: a coursework essay on important and emerging issues in medical microbiology (2000words) and an examination in which students are expected to answer 2 questions from a choice of 5 in 120 minutes.  

Formative assessment and feedback

Students receive written feedback on their essays and verbal feedback through revision tutorials in which past exam papers are discussed   

 

Reading list

Reading list for BACTERIAL, PROTOZOAL AND FUNGAL PATHOGENS : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/mmim021

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.