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BB20202: Infection and immunity I: microbiology

[Page last updated: 10 August 2020]

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2020/1
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Biology & Biochemistry
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Intermediate (FHEQ level 5)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 20%, EX 80%
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Description: Aims:
To provide the students with a foundation of knowledge on the diversity of microbial life, their important cellular structures, their diverse means of replication and their genetic systems.

Learning Outcomes:
After taking this course the student should be able to:
* Describe the diversity that exists amongst infectious microbes;
* Describe important cellular features of these microbes that confer pathogenicity;
* Explain their means of replication in the context of infection and immunity;
* Understand their important genomic features and how these contribute to their evolution in the context of infection and immunity.

Skills:
Learning and studying T/F/A, Written communication T/F/A, Laboratory skills T/F, Information technology T/F, Information handling & retrieval T/F/A, Working independently T/F.

Content:
This Unit will examine the major groups of microorganisms: i.e. bacteria, viruses, yeast, fungi, and protozoa. It will discuss cellular structures important for infection (e.g. adhesins, flagellae, pili cell envelopes, toxins), and processes important for infection including genetic, physiological and evolutionary processes.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

BB20202 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Biology & Biochemistry

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