MIC2027 : Parasitic and Viral Diseases
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Anjam Khan
- Lecturer: Dr Debra Bevitt, Dr Simon Whitehall
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||15|
This module aims to develop students' knowledge and understanding of selected areas of microbiology. Students will gain an appreciation of the importance of parasites and viruses as infectious agents. The module also aims to develop students' skills in scientific writing and researching the literature.
The module covers two main topics: parasites and disease and viruses of animals and man.
Topics included: virus particles; viral replication; viral pathogenesis; viruses associated with cancer; and viral chemotherapy; protozoa; the flagellates; worms; diagnosis and treatment of parasitic infections.
Outline Of Syllabus
Parasitic diseases caused by protozoa and helminths; viruses of animals and man .
Topics included: virus particles; viral replication; viral pathogenesis; viruses associated with cancer; viral vaccines; viral chemotherapy; protozoa; the flagellates; worms; diagnosis and treatment of parasitic infections.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||2||1:00||2:00||Q&A Session|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||23||1:00||23:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||1:00||1:00||Tutorials|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||1:00||1:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||1||3:00||3:00||Document Management|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||120:00||120:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures from the mainstay of teaching in support of the knowledge outcomes and students will be required to read widely in support of the lecture material. An additional lecture on scientific writing helps prepare students for the open book essay. The Question and Answer sessions will reinforce understanding of course material. The turorial will give students guidance relating to their chosen topic for the extended essay; the document management session and the talk on writing skills will help them with the other skills needed for this task. A lecture on plagiarism will ensure that students are fully informed about this issue and how plagiarism can be avoided. The extended essay will allow students to develop skills that will help them write their final year project report at stage 3.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
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Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The examination will test knowledge and understanding.
The extended essay will assess students' ability to research literature, to write clearly and in an appropriate scientific style avoiding plagiarism and citing sources in an approved format. It will also assess word-processing skills and help prepare students for writing their final year project report.
- Reading List Website : rlo.ncl.ac.uk