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MIU44004 - Advanced Topic Courses

Module Name

MIU44004 - Advanced Topic Courses

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Module Coordinator

Dr. Kim Roberts


All Microbiology academic staff

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Reading List

Students will be provided with primary research articles and scientific reviews on specialised research topics for self-guided study.

Short Content Overview

Students attend seminars/tutorials and student-led discussion groups on specialised topics in Microbiology. Students choose three topics from a list which may vary from year to year and new topics may be included.

Students are provided an opportunity to choose three* areas of Microbiology for advanced study. Each component consists of 10 one-hour sessions, and together the 3 courses account for 10 ECTS credits. The format of these courses varies from lectures to small group tutorials and in many cases includes elements of student participation, assigned reading and group assignments. Students are required to carry out self-guided study on primary literature sources in preparation for class participation and presentations.

*Students may attend and complete the work for a fourth advanced topics course if they wish, although they will only be assessed on three advanced courses in the examination paper.