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BS127 - Agents of Infectious Disease

  • Module code: BS127
  • Module name: Agents of Infectious Disease
  • Department: School of Life Sciences
  • Credit: 12

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Microbiology and Virology are core and important aspects of all the degrees we offer. The purposes of this module are to introduce students to many aspects of microbiology and virology using infectious diseases as a common link. The introductory material on epidemiology will enable students to appreciate the way that diseases spread and the methods used to investigate this spread. This module will serve as the introduction to material covered in all degree streams and is the foundation for a number of related options in future years.

Principal learning outcomes

Through this module students should gain an appreciation of a relatively unfamiliar area, which does not figure largely in the school curriculum. The information should lay a foundation of factual knowledge to underpin future modules. Upon completion of the module, students should be able to understand the role of various structures associated with the bacterial cell in causing disease, understand a range of diseases caused by bacteria, understand the structure of viruses and how this relates to the capacity of viruses to cause disease, understand the host response to viral challenge, understand the mechanisms by which diseases spread, and understand how epidemiological theory is used to understand the behaviour of pathogens in populations.

Timetabled teaching activities

Lectures. Term 1,2 and 3.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/lifesci/intranet/teach/1styr/lectures/bs127

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: BS127-12)
B (Examination only) locally Adminstered Exam 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • Undergraduate Biological Sciences (C100) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Biological Sciences (MBio) (C1A1) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Biochemistry (MBio) (C1A2) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Biomedical Science (MBio) (C1A3) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Medical Microbiology and Virology (MBio) (C1A4) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Biological Sciences with Industrial Placement (MBio) (C1A5) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Biochemistry with Industrial Placement (MBio) (C1A6) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Biomedical Science with Industrial Placement (MBio) (C1A7) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Medical Microbiology and Virology with Industrial Placement (MBio) (C1A8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Biomedical Science (C1B9) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Life Sciences and Global Sustainable Development (C1L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Microbiology and Virology (C520) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Medical Microbiology and Virology (C526) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Biochemistry (C700) - Year 1
Optional Core

N/A

Optional

N/A