BACTERIAL, PROTOZOAL AND FUNGAL PATHOGENS - 2017/8
Module code: MMIM021
School of Biosciences and Medicine
PARK SF Dr (Biosc & Med)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||Examination 2 hours||70%|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
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.
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
Urinary Tract Infections
Staphylococcus aureus and MRSA
Gastroenteritis caused by preformed toxins
Discovering new pathogens: culture resistant bacteria
Shigella and E. coli species
Vibrio and Aeromonas species
Genital Ulcer Disease; Treponema Pallidum
Bordetella pertusis and Whooping Cough
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.
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 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.