Biology Online Module Handbook

BL4211 Antimicrobials Mode of Action and Resistance

(BL4211 online module handbook version 13)

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This module will commence by establishing the fundamental basis of antimicrobial efficacy in terms of selective toxicity, with a brief history of antimicrobials and factors that make the ideal antimicrobial. This will be followed by study of the known inhibitory action of antibacterial and antifungal drugs at the molecular level, and study of the molecular basis of microbial resistance to these drugs. Lastly, potential new sources of antimicrobials will be considered, particularly antimicrobial peptides and 'natural' antimicrobials.*

Credits: 15*

Semester: 1

Module Organiser
Dr Peter Coote
pjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk
01334 463406
Pre-requisite Modules:
Before taking this module you must pass BL3311*
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

BL4211: Timetable

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

Semester 1: Week 1

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Tuesday
18-09-2018
14:00 to 15:00
Purdie Building
Purdie Seminar Rm 222
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L1: Introduction
2018-9_BL4211_L1
Thursday
20-09-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
Lecture Theatre
Dr Peter Coote

Tutorial T1: Group Discussion 1
2018-9_BL4211_T1
Factors that make the ideal antimicrobial

Semester 1: Week 2

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Tuesday
25-09-2018
11:00 to 12:00
Physics Building
Physics seminar Rm 301
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L2: Introduction to antibiotic resistance
2018-9_BL4211_L2
Thursday
27-09-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
Lecture Theatre
Dr Peter Coote

Other O1: Student talks (x2)
2018-9_BL4211_O1
Beta-lactams - penicillin

Semester 1: Week 3

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Tuesday
02-10-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths tutorial Rm 1D
Dr Peter Coote

Other O2: Student talks (x2)
2018-9_BL4211_O2
30S Ribosome binders - streptomycin and tetracycline
Thursday
04-10-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
Lecture Theatre
Dr Peter Coote

Other O3: Student talks (x2)
2018-9_BL4211_O3
50S Ribosome binders - erythromycin

Semester 1: Week 4

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Tuesday
09-10-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths tutorial Rm 1D
Dr Peter Coote

Other O4: Student talks (x2)
2018-9_BL4211_O4
Topoisomerase inhibitors/fluoroquinolones - ciprofloxacin
Thursday
11-10-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
Lecture Theatre
Dr Peter Coote

Other O5: Student talks (x2)
2018-9_BL4211_O5
Peptidoglycan intermediate structure binders - vancomycin

Semester 1: Week 5

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Tuesday
16-10-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths tutorial Rm 1D
Dr Peter Coote

Other O6: Student talks (x2)
2018-9_BL4211_O6
Bacterial membrane disruptors - daptomycin and polymyxins
Thursday
18-10-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
Lecture Theatre
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L3: Antifungals
2018-9_BL4211_L3

Semester 1: Week 7

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Tuesday
30-10-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths tutorial Rm 1D
Dr Peter Coote

Other O7: Student talks (x3)
2018-9_BL4211_O7
Published paper interpretation
Thursday
01-11-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
Lecture Theatre
Dr Peter Coote

Other O8: Student talks (x3)
2018-9_BL4211_O8
Published paper interpretation

Semester 1: Week 8

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Tuesday
06-11-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths tutorial Rm 1D
Dr Peter Coote

Tutorial T2: Group discussion 2
2018-9_BL4211_T2
How do we combat resistance arising? AMR report
Thursday
08-11-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
Lecture Theatre
Dr Peter Coote

Other O9: Student talks (x3)
2018-9_BL4211_O9
Published paper interpretation

Semester 1: Week 9

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Tuesday
13-11-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths tutorial Rm 1D
Dr Peter Coote

Other O10: Student talks (x3)
2018-9_BL4211_O10
Published paper interpretation
Thursday
15-11-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
Lecture Theatre
Dr Peter Coote

Other O11: Student talks (x3)
2018-9_BL4211_O11
Student CHOICE paper

Semester 1: Week 10

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Tuesday
20-11-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths tutorial Rm 1D
Dr Peter Coote

Lecture L4: A novel treatment for MRSA
2018-9_BL4211_L4
Thursday
22-11-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
Lecture Theatre
Dr Peter Coote

Other O12: Student talks (x3)
2018-9_BL4211_O12
Student CHOICE paper

Semester 1: Week 11

DATE & TIMEVENUESTAFFEVENT
Tuesday
27-11-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Mathematical Institute
Maths tutorial Rm 1D
Dr Peter Coote

Other O13: Student talks (x3)
2018-9_BL4211_O13
Student CHOICE paper
Thursday
29-11-2018
09:00 to 10:00
Biomolecular Sciences Building
Lecture Theatre
Dr Peter Coote

Other O14: Student talks (x3)
2018-9_BL4211_O14
Student CHOICE paper
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)

BL4211: Assessment

1-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%*

Assessment:
talks
Due by:
Feedback due by:
Type:
Turnitin
Weight:
40%
Assessment:
Essay
Due by:
29/10/2018 17:00
Feedback due by:
12/11/2018 17:00
Type:
Turnitin
Weight:
60%

(MMS assessment data cached: 11 December 2018 23:20:21.)


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

BL4211: Contributing Staff

Dr Peter Coote

Dr Peter Coote
(Module Organiser)

Lecturerpjc5@st-andrews.ac.uk
Dr Peter CooteDr Peter Coote
(Module Organiser)
Lecturerpjc5@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)

BL4211: Learning Outcomes

Students completing module BL4211 successfully should be able to:

  • written communication - essay writing
  • oral communication - preparation and delivery of individual presentations
  • information literacy - sourcing and interpretation of relevant primary literature
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)

BL4211: Acquired Skills

Practical Skills

    Transferable Skills

    • Group discussion - participating
    • Long group presentation on given topic (>15 min)
    • Short individual presentation on given topic (up to 15 min)
    • Review article on given topic
    • Critically evaluating sources/information
    • Finding literature
    • Sourcing figures/tables
    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)