Microbiology (Medical) BSc (Hons) - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Microbiology (Medical)

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Biosciences
DipHE Biosciences
CertHE Biosciences

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time UCG10003 360 credits and 180 ECTS credits
Full-time with PTY UCG10003 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

JACs code

C521

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Biosciences and Medicine

Programme Leader

COTTELL A Dr (Biosc & Med)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

To provide a high quality education in the various aspects of medical microbiology for students with diverse interests and career aspirations (e.g. pharmaceutical / industrial research, scientific writer/editor, medical studies, MSc / PhD).

To further the students' knowledge of the fundamental principles of microbiology and to develop a deeper knowledge in medical microbiology.

To provide the appropriate environment to encourage the development of the students interest in medical microbiology and to help them acquire appropriate intellectual, scientific, technical and key transferable skills to promote self-directed and life-long learning.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
An understanding of laboratory-based investigations in microbiology applicable to studying microbial involvement in health, and disease. K DipHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.2, 3.3
An understanding of the basic principles of medical microbiology and the application of these to the understanding and solution of a range of scientific and academic problems. K CertHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.2, 3.3
A good breadth of knowledge in the field of microbiology in general and a good depth of knowledge in the context of medical aspects as defined in these specifications and the subject bench marking statements. K BSc (Hons) Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.2, 3.3
Evaluate research findings and scientific literature and demonstrate the ability to find and evaluate appropriate sources of material and to critically assess it. C BSc (Hons) Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
Demonstrate an understanding of research design and planning and the limits of scientific findings C BSc (Hons) Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
Learn basic laboratory skills relevant to microbiology. P BSc (Hons) Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.10
Develop advanced practical skills relevant to microbiology. P BSc (Hons) Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.10
Interpret quantitative and qualitative data. P BSc (Hons) Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.10
Learn independently. P BSc (Hons) Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.10
Take responsibility for planning and organisation of work both their own and in a team. P BSc (Hons) Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.4, 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.10
Communicate ideas, principles and theories effectively by oral, written and visual means. T BSc (Hons) Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks (3.8, 3.10
Work effectively and independently on a given project or task. T BSc (Hons) Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks (3.8, 3.10
Work effectively in small groups and teams towards a common goal/outcome. T BSc (Hons) Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks (3.8, 3.10
Apply basic statistical and numerical skills to microbiological data. T BSc (Hons) Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks (3.8, 3.10
Use Information Technology e.g. WWW, Virtual Learning Resources, word processors and statistics packages. T BSc (Hons) Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks (3.8, 3.10
An understanding of laboratory-based investigations in bioscience applicable to studying medical microbiology. K Ord Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.2, 3.3
An understanding of the basic principles of microbiology and the application of these to the understanding and solution of a range of scientific and academic problems. K Ord Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.2, 3.3
A good breadth of knowledge in the field of bioscience in general and a good depth of knowledge in the context of medical aspects as defined in these specifications and the subject bench marking statements. K Ord Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.2, 3.3
Evaluate research findings and scientific literature and demonstrate the ability to find and evaluate appropriate sources of material and to critically assess it. C Ord Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.2, 3.3
Understand key principles of research design and planning and the limits of scientific findings C Ord Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.3, 3.4, 3.5
Learn basic laboratory skills relevant to medical microbiology. P Ord Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.4
Learn basic laboratory skills relevant to medical microbiology. P Ord Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.5
Interpret quantitative and qualitative data. P Ord Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.6
Learn independently. P Ord Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.7
Take responsibility for planning and organisation of work both their own and in a team. P Ord Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.10
Communicate ideas, principles and theories effectively by oral, written and visual means. T Ord Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks 3.8
Work effectively and independently on a given project or task T Ord Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks 3.10
Work effectively in small groups and teams towards a common goal/outcome T Ord Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks (3.8, 3.10
Apply basic statistical and numerical skills to experimental data. T Ord Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks (3.8, 3.10
Use Information Technology e.g. WWW, Virtual Learning Resources, word processors and statistics packages. T Ord Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks (3.8, 3.10
An understanding of laboratory-based investigations in bioscience applicable to studying medical microbiology. K DipHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.2, 3.3
An understanding of the basic principles of medical microbiology and the application of these to the understanding and solution of a range of scientific and academic problems. K DipHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.2, 3.3
A good breadth of knowledge in the field of bioscience in general and a good depth of knowledge in the context of medical aspects as defined in these specifications and the subject bench marking statements. K DipHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.2, 3.3
Understand research findings and scientific literature and demonstrate the ability to find and evaluate appropriate sources of material and to critically assess it. C DipHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.4, 3.5
Learn basic laboratory skills relevant to medical microbiology. P DipHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.4, 3.5, 3.7
Work effectively and independently on a given project or task. T DipHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks 3.8
Work effectively in small groups and teams towards a common goal/outcome. T DipHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks 3.8
Apply basic statistical and numerical skills to experimental data. T DipHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks 3.8
Use Information Technology e.g. WWW, Virtual Learning Resources, word processors and statistics packages. T DipHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks 3.8
An understanding of laboratory-based investigations in bioscience applicable to studying medical microbiology. K CertHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.2, 3.3
An understanding of the basic principles of medical microbiology and the application of these to the understanding and solution of a range of scientific and academic problems. K CertHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.2, 3.3
A good breadth of knowledge in the field of bioscience in general as defined in these specifications and the subject bench marking statements. K CertHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.2, 3.3
Demonstrate the ability to find and evaluate appropriate sources of material and to critically assess it. C CertHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.4, 3.5
Learn basic laboratory skills relevant to microbiology. P CertHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.4, 3.5, 3.7
Interpret quantitative and qualitative data. P CertHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.4, 3.5, 3.7
Learn independently P CertHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks – 3.4, 3.5, 3.7
Communicate ideas, principles and theories effectively by oral, written and visual means. T CertHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks 3.8
Work effectively and independently on a given project or task. T CertHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks 3.8
Work effectively in small groups and teams towards a common goal/outcome. T CertHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks 3.8
Apply basic statistical and numerical skills to experimental data. T CertHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks 3.8
Use Information Technology e.g. WWW, Virtual Learning Resources, word processors and statistics packages. T CertHE Relevant Bioscience Benchmarks 3.8

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over three academic years, consisting of 360 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5 and 6). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the optional professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

Module code Module title Status Credits Semester
BMSP007 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING YEAR MODULE (FULL-YEAR WORK) Compulsory 120 Year-long

Optional modules for Professional Training Year (PTY) - Professional Training Year

N/A

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics Y
Professional Training Year (PTY) Y
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) Y
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

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.