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LF302 - Pathogenicity & Pathogenesis of Infection

  • Module code: LF302
  • Module name: Pathogenicity & Pathogenesis of Infection
  • Department: School of Life Sciences
  • Credit: 12

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module will take a tissue-based focus to consider the major pathogens of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts.

Principal learning outcomes

The module will develop an understanding of the processes by which disease is generated by pathogenic bacteria and viruses up to current research level. This includes interaction of the pathogens with their host in terms of: factors which determine establishment of productive infection, the factors which lead to the signs and symptoms of disease, host defence mechanisms and evasion of these mechanisms and evolution of the pathogen to changing selective pressures.

Timetabled teaching activities

Term1, weeks 1-10

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
12 CATS (Module code: LF302-12)
B (Examination only) Examination - April 100%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Undergraduate Biological Sciences (with Intercalated Year) (C523) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Medical Microbiology and Virology with Intercalated Year (C527) - Year 4
Optional Core