A18IM - School of Life Sciences - Heriot-Watt University

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A18IM - School of Life Sciences - Heriot-Watt University

Form 20 Heriot-Watt University - Module Descriptor Template (RAY) Version 3.0 (2007/2008)Module Title Introduction to Microbiology School Life Sciences On or Off- OnCampusModuleCo-ordinatorDr Wilf J MitchellSCQFLevel8 ModuleCodeA18IM Semester 2 Credits 151. Pre-requisites2. Linked Modules(specify if synoptic)3. Excluded Modules4. Replacement Module Code:6. Degrees for which thisis a core module7. AimsDate Of Replacement:A1.2BM1, A1.2MP1(part)September 2008BSc Biological Sciences (Microbiology), BSc Microbiology5. Availability as anElectiveYes NoxThe module will provide an introduction to the principal groups of microorganisms, the diversity of microbial metabolism, and some aspects of microbial biotechnology,emphasising the important role that microbes play in our lives.8. SyllabusIntroduction to microorganisms and microbiological methodsEvolution and classification of microorganismsMajor groups of bacteriaEukaryotic microorganismsVirusesAspects of microbial metabolismAspects of industrial, environmental and medical microbiology1 / 2


Form 20 Heriot-Watt University - Module Descriptor Template (RAY) Version 3.0 (2007/2008)Module Title Introduction to Microbiology School Life Sciences On or Off- OnCampusModuleCo-ordinatorDr Wilf J MitchellSCQFLevel8 ModuleCodeA18IM Semester 2 Credits 159. Learning Outcomes (HWU Core Skills: Employability and Professional Career Readiness)Subject MasteryUnderstanding, Knowledge and Cognitive SkillsUnderstanding of basic microbiological concepts and methodsKnowledge of cell structure in the microbial worldAppreciation of the relationships between different types of microorganismsUnderstanding of the diversity of metabolic processesAppreciation of the significance of microorganisms in industrial, environmental and medical contextsKnowledge of the principles and practice of handling microorganisms and associated safety issuesPersonal AbilitiesIndustrial, Commercial & Professional Practice Autonomy, Accountability & Working with Others Communication, Numeracy & ICTManipulative skills involving working with microorganismsObservational, analytical and interpretation skills in the microbiological laboratoryTeamwork and time management10. Assessment Methods 11. Re-assessment MethodsMethodDuration of Exam(if applicable)Weighting (%) Synoptic modules? Method Duration of Exam(if applicable)Coursework 40 Examination 2 hoursExamination 2 hours 6012. Date and VersionDate of Proposal April 2009 Date of Approval bySchool Committee27 April 2009 Date ofImplementationSeptember 2009VersionNumber22 / 2

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