MIC3043 : Research in Medical Microbiology and Immunology
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr David Bolam
- Lecturer: Professor Deborah Henderson, Dr Judith Hall, Professor Jeff Errington, Dr Anjam Khan
- Owning School: Biomedical Sciences
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
- To provide students with an insight into the process of scientific research in an academic environment.
- To develop students ability to critically evaluate scientific experiments and interpret scientific data.
Outline Of Syllabus
This module provides students with an insight into the need for communication skills when working in research. Critical to communicating scientific findings is understanding the way that experimental data is generated and interpreted. Thus, using real examples of current research, students will learn how to critically assess scientific papers, interpret scientific data and understand the ways that these scientific studies and their conclusions can be communicated.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||7||1:00||7:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||1||2:00||2:00||Seminars|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||2||1:00||2:00||Seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||89||1:00||89:00||News & Views article; seminar preparation; data analysis exercise|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures will focus on current issues in research with a focus on microbiology and immunology.
In seminars students will present selected research papers to the group, followed by discussion of key aspects of methodology and interpretation.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Prob solv exercises||1||M||30||Data Analysis Exercise|
|Prof skill assessmnt||1||M||30||Research Paper Oral Presentation|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The oral presentation will assess student's ability to understand and communicate complex scientific information as well as develop presentation skills.
The written exercises will test student's ability to interpret and distil complex data and express it clearly in written form.
FMS Schools offering Semester One modules available as ‘Study Abroad’ will, where required, provide an alternative assessment time for examinations that take place after the Christmas vacation. Coursework with submissions dates after the Christmas vacation will either be submitted at an earlier date or at the same time remotely.
The form of assessment will not vary from the original.