Introduction to Micorobilogy
Rhedir gan School of Medical and Health Sciences
10.000 Credyd neu 5.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Mr Merf Williams
The aim of this module is to introduce the student to Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic micro-organisms. The differential characteristics and structures of microbial cells will be studied together with microbial growth dynamics, introduction to antibiotic resistance mechanisms, pathogenesis and microbial involvement in human disease. There follows a section on mycology where fungal life cycles will be reviewed and their impact, both positive and negative, on everyday life. The diversity of viruses, including medically important viruses will then be considered from the aspect of their morphology, genome type and strategies for growth. A brief introduction to parasites will also be included.
The taxonomic study of some bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites, together with structural characteristics, metabolic diversities, microbial growth dynamics and microbial involvement in human disease. The module will also consider the diversity of fungi, viruses and parasites and how they impact on human life.
Category B (60%-69%):
A good student should have a thorough factual knowledge across all aspects of the module, and be able to detail examples where appropriate. Written answers should demonstrate an ability to critically synthesise lecture material. There may be limited evidence of background reading.
C- i C+
Category C (50%-59%):
A less engaged student should have a sound knowledge of the lecture material. There may be knowledge gaps or some incorrect information in the answer. The content is limited to the lecture material. The answer may contain mainly statements with little or now explanation or context.
Category A (70%-100%):
An excellent student should have very good command of the lecture materials with evidence of background reading. Written answers should have a high standard of presentation, structure and clarify with a very well argued coverage of accurate and relevant information.
Evidence of critical thinking & wider reading is essential for A+ and A* marks.
Category D (40%-49%):
A threshold student should have a basic knowledge of the essential facts and key concepts in introductory bacterial, viral and fungal microbiology, presented in this module. Written answers may contain incorrect statements, errors and lack generally context and explanation.
Demonstrate knowledge of the pathogensis of some medically important bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses studied in this module.
Demonstrate an undestanding of the diversity and structure of micro-organisms (bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses).
Demonstrate an understanding of the taxonomy, metabolism and growth of micro-organisms (bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses) and virulence factors with their effect on the human body and how we try to overcome.
|PRAWF DOSBARTH||Mid module MCQ test||
30 multiple choice questions to be completed in 30 minutes based on the lectures and work covered in the first 5 weeks of semester 1.
|ARHOLIAD||End of module exam||
50 multiple choice questions to be completed in 1hr, based on all the work covered in this module during semester 1.
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
2 x 1hr revision tutorials to review topics within the curriculum and to prepare students for the upcoming mid module test and end of module exam. These will be interactive Q & A sessions.
Self directed and directed reading around the topic to supplement lecture material. Revision for mid module test and end of module exam.
Didactic teaching with blended learning. Synchronous and Asynchronous Lectures, tutorials and discussions. All sessions will be panopto recorded to aid revision.
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Ymwybyddiaeth o ddiogelwch - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch amgylchedd a hyder o ran cadw at reoliadau iechyd a diogelwch
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
- Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
Knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts of health, illness and disease. (benchmarks: 4.2. j, k, n)
Assess a medical situation and diagnose disease and cause and suggest therapeutic and other interventions (benchmark: 6.2.1.a, b, c, d).
Synthesise information from a variety of sources to aid knowledge and understanding of medical sciences. (benchmark: 6.1.b)
Will have gained transferable employability skills in presentation, numeracy, statistics, problem solving. (benchmark: 5.1)
Biomedical Science benchmarks:
The programme aims to give students a comprehension of scientific investigation of human diseases. Upon graduation students should have acquired good knowledge and experience of the following areas including health and disease (theoretical, analytical and practical aspects): Medical Microbiology & Microbiology. (benchmarks: 5.1; 5.3; 5.5)
On successful completion of the course, students will be able to engage with essential facts, major concepts, principles and theories associated with medical microbiology. (benchmark: 6.4)
Graduates will be able to apply their knowledge to a professional, evidence-based approach to research into the pathogenesis and origins of disease processes and the diagnosis and monitoring of disorders. (benchmark: 6.2)
Biomedical sciences graduates should recognise and apply subject-specific theories, paradigms, concepts or principles to reach evidence-based decisions. (benchmark: 4.2)
To be able to receive and respond to a variety of sources of information (textual, numerical, verbal, graphical), carry out sample selection, produce record scientific records & analyse data within a statistical context (an understanding of statistical significance and statistical power), and to communicate the outcomes to a variety of audiences using a range of formats, media and approaches including the avoidance of plagiarism. (benchmark: 4.4; 4.5)
Additional subject specific skills not listed above.
Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr
All resources needed to complete this module are provided. Computers can be accessed in multiple locations across the university. All teaching materials will be available on Blackboard. Completed assignments will be uploaded onto Turnitin through Blackboard. A limited number of the recommended textbooks can be found within the library. e-membership of the IBMS is recommended at a cost of £10 per year per student.