Biology Online Module Handbook

BL3311 Infection and Disease

(BL3311 online module handbook version 15)

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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.*

Credits: 20*

Semester: 2

Module Organiser
Dr Peter Coote
pjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk
01334 463406
Pre-requisite Modules:
Before taking this module you must pass BL2301 and pass BL2309*
Anti-requisite Modules:
*
Post-requisite Modules:
*
Additional Module Information:
Please check MMS regularly for additional module information


Biology Teaching Office:
The Biology Hive, New Technology Centre, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SR

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk      Tel: 01334  463602

BL3311: Timetable

No details are currently available for BL3311 Timetable

Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL3311: Assessment

3-hour Written Examination = 66%, Coursework = 34%*

(MMS assessment data cached: 15 November 2018 23:20:10.)


The following related information applies to all Biology modules:

School of Biology Marking Criteria: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
Late submission of continuous assessment work:

All late submissions of coursework that do not require electronic submission should be made via the late submissions box in the Biomolecular Science Building (beside the Teaching Office)
Exam details: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
Exam timetable: see http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/students/academic/examinations/examtimetablescurrent/
Expected attendance: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook for detailed attendance requirements.
Good Academic Practice & Avoiding Academic Misconduct: See School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook
University Student Handbook: University Student Handbook
School and University regulations in the School and University Undergraduate Handbook relating to absence reporting, penalties and rules for late submission of work, extensions for coursework, return of coursework, S-coding, good academic practice and Academic Alerts.: School of Biology Undergraduate Handbook University Student Handbook
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

Who to ask

(Information in this section applies to all Biology Modules)

Questions about different aspects of the module should be directed to different people:

Questions about Contact
General teaching matters Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )
Rescheduled or cancelled events Check your University email
Lecture or practical content The lecturer who presented the material
Completing assessed practical assignments The lecturer who set the assignment
Completing assessments Module Organiser (Dr Peter Coote pjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on continuous assessment The Demonstrator or Module Organiser (Dr Peter Coote pjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Marking on exams Module Organiser (Dr Peter Coote pjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk)
Rearranging practical days Grant Brown
Absence and/or extensions Module Organiser (Dr Peter Coote pjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk) and the Biology Teaching Office ( bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk )

Difficulties with academic progress which impact more than one module:

Year Coordinator

See School of Biology Undergraduate student handbook for list: http://biology.st-andrews.ac.uk/documents/UndergraduateHandbook.pdf

Overall performance, progress or future directions:

Advisor of Studies

Disability:

Disability Coordinator (Dr Jacqueline Nairn jn37@st-andrews.ac.uk)

Biology Teaching Office:

The Biology Hive, New Technology Centre, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SR

Email: bioteach@st-andrews.ac.uk

Tel: 01334 463602

BL3311: Contributing Staff

Dr Peter Coote

Dr Peter Coote
(Module Organiser)

Lecturerpjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Catherine AdamsonDr Catherine AdamsonLecturer in Molecular Medicinecsa21@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Peter CooteDr Peter Coote
(Module Organiser)
Lecturerpjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Michael M NevelsDr Michael M NevelsReader in Virologymmn3@st-andrews.ac.uk
Prof Richard RandallProf Richard RandallProfessor of Molecular Virologyrer@st-andrews.ac.uk
Prof Martin RyanProf Martin RyanProfessor of Translational Virologymdr1@st-andrews.ac.uk
Prof Terry SmithProf Terry SmithProfessortks1@st-andrews.ac.uk
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL3311: Learning Outcomes

Students completing module BL3311 successfully should be able to:

  • Discuss key human microbial pathogens (bacteria, viruses, parasites) and the diseases they cause.
  • Use the primary literature to research the latest understanding of key topics and summarise this in essay form
  • Work safely in the laboratory with a selection of microbial pathogens
  • Analyse and interpret experimental data from a range of techniques used to study microorganisms
Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
* University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

BL3311: Acquired Skills

Practical Skills

    Transferable Skills

    • Review article on given topic
    • Finding literature
    • Concentrations
    • Dilutions
    • Produce graphs/figures
    • Lab or field notebook
    • Working in pairs/small groups
    Data Sources: information in this online module handbook is gathered from several sources.
    Small footnote marks beside content, or by section titles indicate the source.
    * University of St Andrews Module Catalogue
    School of Biology Symbiosis Database (module organisers only)
    University of St Andrews MMS (St Andrews users only)

    Policies

    (Information in this section applies to all Biology Modules)