Advanced Immunology and Microbiology - LABS6060

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Module delivery information

Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Medway
Year 6 15 (7.5) checkmark-circle

Overview

A synopsis of the curriculum
• The components of the immune system
• The modes of the immune response
• Mediators of inflammation and immune reactions
• Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
• Histamine antagonists and immunosuppressant drugs
• Anticytokine drugs
• The classification of bacteria
• Anti-microbial agents
• Virus structure and function
• Anti-viral agents

Details

Contact hours

Blended distance learning:
Contact Hours: 100 hours
Private Study Time: 50 hours
Total Learning Time: 150 hours

Method of assessment

2000 word Essay – 40%
2 hour Examination – 60%
The pass mark for each individual assessment is 40%. All assessments must be passed in order to pass the module.

Indicative reading

David Male, Jonathan Brostoff, David Roth (2012) Immunology. Elsevier.
David Greenwood Mike Barer, Richard Slack, Will Irving (2012) Medical Microbiology. Elsevier.

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Develop a good understanding of the components of the immune system and the modes of immune response and how these components can present themselves as potential drug targets.
Understand the mechanisms which underlie the action of mediators of inflammation and the immune response and how these mechanisms can interact to produce clinical conditions.
Understand the site of action, mechanism of action, and clinical application anti- inflammatory and immunosuppressant drugs.
Develop an understanding of the classification of bacteria and understand how this impacts upon the application and development of antibiotics.
Understand the site of action, mechanism of action, and clinical application of the various classes of anti-microbial drugs.
Give a comprehensive understanding of the concepts that underpin aspects of how microorganisms and complex microbial systems cause infection.
Understand the site of action, mechanism of action, and clinical application of current and novel anti-viral drugs.

The intended generic learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:

Develop and demonstrate an ability to analyse, evaluate and correctly interpret data.
Present and communicate data effectively and confidently.
Obtain and use information from a variety of sources as part of self-directed learning.
Manage their time and use their organisation skills within the context of self-directed learning. Develop and demonstrate an ability to work and communicate effectively with others.

Notes

  1. Credit level 6. Higher level module usually taken in Stage 3 of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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