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BL3311   Infection and Disease

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: Lectures: 10.00 am Mon, Tue and Wed Practicals: to be arranged.

This module has lectures in three component areas: parasite infections, viral disease, and pathogenicity of common bacterial infections, and will include consideration of host defences and effective treatment. In all three component areas the emphasis will be on understanding at the molecular level.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass BL2301 and pass BL2309

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 x 1-hour lectures (x 11 weeks) and 2 x 9-hour practicals and 1 x 12-hour practical, split over several days, during the semester

Scheduled learning hours: 63

Guided independent study hours: 137

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 66%, Coursework = 34%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 90%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 10%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 66%, Existing Coursework = 34%

Personnel

Module coordinator: Dr P J Coote
Module teaching staff: Team taught