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:
None*
Post-requisite Modules:
BL4211, BL4213*
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

Legend (not all modules have every event type):
lecture
tutorial
workshop
practical
other

Semester 2: Week 1

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
29-01-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS LT
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L1: Introduction - relevance of infectious disease
2017-8_BL3311_L1
Tuesday
30-01-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS LT
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L2: Pathogenicity - toll-like receptors; cytokines; inflammation; sepsis
2017-8_BL3311_L2
Wednesday
31-01-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
BMS LT
Prof Terry Smith

Lecture L3: Cell-mediated immunity and antibodies
2017-8_BL3311_L3

Semester 2: Week 2

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Tuesday
06-02-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
BMS LT
Prof Martin Ryan

Lecture L4: Viruses and Disease 1
2017-8_BL3311_L4
Tuesday
06-02-2018
14:00 to 15:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Lecture Theatre D
Dr Michael M Nevels

Workshop W1: Introduction to Virology Practical
2017-8_BL3311_W1
Tuesday
06-02-2018
15:00 to 17:00
Purdie Building
Large Purdie Lab
Dr Michael M Nevels

Practical P1: Virology Practical
2017-8_BL3311_P1
Wednesday
07-02-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
BMS LT
Prof Martin Ryan

Lecture L5: Viruses and Disease 2
2017-8_BL3311_L5
Wednesday
07-02-2018
14:00 to 17:00
Purdie Building
Large Purdie Lab
Dr Michael M Nevels

Practical P2: Virology Practical
2017-8_BL3311_P2
Thursday
08-02-2018
14:00 to 17:00
Purdie Building
Large Purdie Lab
Dr Michael M Nevels

Practical P3: Virology Practical
2017-8_BL3311_P3
Friday
09-02-2018
14:00 to 17:00
Purdie Building
Large Purdie Lab
Dr Michael M Nevels

Practical P4: Virology Practical
2017-8_BL3311_P4

Semester 2: Week 3

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
12-02-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
BMS LT
Dr Catherine Adamson

Lecture L6: Virus Structure and Function
2017-8_BL3311_L6
Tuesday
13-02-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
BMS LT
Dr Catherine Adamson

Lecture L7: Anti-virals I
2017-8_BL3311_L7
Wednesday
14-02-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
BMS LT
Dr Catherine Adamson

Lecture L8: Anti-virals II
2017-8_BL3311_L8

Semester 2: Week 4

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
19-02-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
BMS LT
Prof Richard Randall

Lecture L9: Virus vaccines 1
2017-8_BL3311_L9
Tuesday
20-02-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
BMS LT
Prof Richard Randall

Lecture L10: Virus vaccines 2
2017-8_BL3311_L10
Wednesday
21-02-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomedical Sciences Building
BMS LT
Prof Richard Randall

Lecture L11: Virus vaccines 3
2017-8_BL3311_L11

Semester 2: Week 5

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
26-02-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS LT
Prof Richard Randall

Lecture L12: Viral persistence
2017-8_BL3311_L12
Tuesday
27-02-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS LT
Prof Terry Smith

Lecture L13: Introduction to parasitology
2017-8_BL3311_L13
Wednesday
28-02-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS LT
Prof Terry Smith

Lecture L14: Trypanosomatids/Apicomplexa; relevance to human health; current therapies
2017-8_BL3311_L14

Semester 2: Week 6

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
05-03-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS LT
Prof Terry Smith

Lecture L15: T. brucei - Cell-surface Variant Surface Glycoprotein; antigenic variation
2017-8_BL3311_L15
Monday
05-03-2018
14:00 to 17:00
Purdie Building
Large Purdie Lab
Prof Terry Smith

Practical P5: Parasitology Practical
2017-8_BL3311_P5
Tuesday
06-03-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS LT
Prof Terry Smith

Lecture L16: Structure determination and function of T. brucei/parasite GPI anchors
2017-8_BL3311_L16
Tuesday
06-03-2018
14:00 to 17:00
Purdie Building
Large Purdie Lab
Prof Terry Smith

Practical P6: Parasitology Practical
2017-8_BL3311_P6
Wednesday
07-03-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS LT
Prof Terry Smith

Lecture L17: Parasite genomes; genetic validation; techniques - conditional knockout and RNAi
2017-8_BL3311_L17
Thursday
08-03-2018
14:00 to 17:00
Purdie Building
Large Purdie Lab
Prof Terry Smith

Practical P7: Parasitology Practical
2017-8_BL3311_P7
Friday
09-03-2018
14:00 to 17:00
Purdie Building
Large Purdie Lab
Prof Terry Smith

Practical P8: Parasitology Practical
2017-8_BL3311_P8

Semester 2: Week 7

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
12-03-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS LT
Prof Terry Smith

Lecture L18: Biochemical phenotyping
2017-8_BL3311_L18
Tuesday
13-03-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS LT
Prof Terry Smith

Lecture L19: Drug discovery pipeline; from targets to lead compounds
2017-8_BL3311_L19
Wednesday
14-03-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS LT
Prof Terry Smith

Lecture L20: Current research and methods/techniques used in the TKS group
2017-8_BL3311_L20

Reading Week: 17-Mar-2018 to 01-Apr-2018

Semester 2: Week 8

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
02-04-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS LT
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L21: Introduction and Revision Lecture
2017-8_BL3311_L21
Tuesday
03-04-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS LT
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L22: Staphylococcus species - pathogenicity and disease
2017-8_BL3311_L22
Wednesday
04-04-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS LT
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L23: Streptococcus species - pathogenicity and disease
2017-8_BL3311_L23

Semester 2: Week 9

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
09-04-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS LT
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L24: Tuberculosis - pathogenicity and disease
2017-8_BL3311_L24
Tuesday
10-04-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS LT
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L25: Cholera - pathogenicity and disease
2017-8_BL3311_L25
Wednesday
11-04-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS LT
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L26: Typhoid - pathogenicity and disease
2017-8_BL3311_L26

Semester 2: Week 10

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Monday
16-04-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS LT
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L27: Neisseria species - pathogenicity and disease
2017-8_BL3311_L27
Monday
16-04-2018
14:00 to 17:00
Purdie Building
Large Purdie Lab
Dr Peter Coote

Practical P9: Bacteriology Practical
2017-8_BL3311_P9
Tuesday
17-04-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS LT
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L28: Hospital infection and antibiotic resistance
2017-8_BL3311_L28
Tuesday
17-04-2018
14:00 to 17:00
Purdie Building
Large Purdie Lab
Dr Peter Coote

Practical P10: Bacteriology Practical
2017-8_BL3311_P10
Wednesday
18-04-2018
10:00 to 11:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
BMS LT
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L29: Germ warfare - Yersinia pestis plague and Bacillus anthracis anthrax
2017-8_BL3311_L29
Thursday
19-04-2018
14:00 to 17:00
Purdie Building
Large Purdie Lab
Dr Peter Coote

Practical P11: Bacteriology Practical
2017-8_BL3311_P11
Friday
20-04-2018
14:00 to 17:00
Purdie Building
Large Purdie Lab
Dr Peter Coote

Practical P12: Bacteriology Practical
2017-8_BL3311_P12

Semester 2: Week 11

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Friday
27-04-2018
11:00 to 12:30
Medical and Biological Sciences Building
Biology Teaching Lab
Dr Peter Coote

Tutorial T1: Practical examination/class test
2017-8_BL3311_T1
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: Reading List

Click for BL3311 reading list

BL3311: Assessment

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

Assessment:
Essay
Due by:
16/03/2018 17:00
Feedback due by:
06/04/2018 17:00
Type:
Turnitin
Weight:
41.2%
Assessment:
Practical
Due by:
27/04/2018 11:00
Feedback due by:
18/05/2018 11:00
Type:
Paper Hand-in
Weight:
58.8%

(MMS assessment data cached: 28 March 2018 22:20:20.)


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)