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PA30265: Practical pharmaceutical microbiology

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2015/6
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
Further information on credits Credits: 6
Further information on unit levels Level: Honours (FHEQ level 6)
Further information on teaching periods Period: Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 60%, OT 40%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Practical Reports (CW 60%)
  • Poster Presentation (OT 40%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
The aim of this unit is to allow the student to gain practical experience in the design, implementation and interpretation of microbiological experiments.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this Unit the student should be able to:
* Design microbiological experiments
* Carry out microbiological experiments
* Interpret microbiological experiments
* Experience modern molecular biology techniques.

Study skills, handling information, working with others (T/F/A)
Communication skills (T/F/A)
Cognitive skills (T/F/A).

The unit will be based around an extended microbiological experiment. The students will work in groups and collaborate in the design of experiments and the collection of data. However each student will use the data to produce an independent report and also an independent poster presentation. The subject matter of the experiment(s) will vary from year to year but will always include an element of traditional microbiology, e.g. determination of antibiotic sensitivity, and an element of molecular biology applied to microbiology, e.g. handling and characterising plasmids.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PA30265 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Pharmacy & Pharmacology
* This unit catalogue is applicable for the 2015/16 academic year only. Students continuing their studies into 2016/17 and beyond should not assume that this unit will be available in future years in the format displayed here for 2015/16.
* Programmes and units are subject to change at any time, in accordance with normal University procedures.
* Availability of units will be subject to constraints such as staff availability, minimum and maximum group sizes, and timetabling factors as well as a student's ability to meet any pre-requisite rules.