Module Information

Module Identifier
BRM1620
Module Title
Infection and Immunity
Academic Year
2017/2018
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Reading List
External Examiners
  • Dr Andrew Hemmings (Principal Lecturer - Royal Agricultural University)
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 10 x 2 Hour Lectures
Seminar 4 x 4 Hour Seminars
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Exam 3 Hours   Outcomes 1, 2, 3  60%
Semester Assessment Individual Seminar Presentation  Outcomes 1, 2, 3  20%
Semester Assessment Individual abstract  20%
Supplementary Exam 3 Hours   Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  60%
Supplementary Assessment Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  40%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Describe key aspects of animal immunology, bacteriology, virology and parasitology, both at the molecular and applied level

2. Evaluate data on the etiology, pathogenesis, treatment and prevention of infectious and immunological diseases in animals.

3. Explain and discuss means of disease diagnosis and control, with particular reference to current research.

Brief description

A series of approximately 22 lectures (3-6 Immunology, 3-6 Bacteriology, 3-6 Virology, and 3-6 Parasitology)
The aims of the module are:
To investigate in detail animal immunology, bacteriology, virology and parasitology both at the molecular and applied level.
To apply this knowledge to animal disease, and so understand disease etiology, pathogenesis, treatment
and prevention.
To understand the principles of disease diagnosis and control.

It will achieve this by considering the following areas:
Key components of the immune system.
Immunological aspects of reproduction, stress and exercise.
Principles, merits and limitations of vaccinations.
Principles of integrated programmes for the control of parasites.
Principles governing the selection of appropriate anthelmintics.
Approaches used for the isolation and identification of bacterial and viral pathogens.
Means by which bacteria and viruses are able to cause disease.
Procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of bacterial and viral infections.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication Developing and assessing oral and written communication will be an integral part of the assessment for this module through the delivery of a seminar, accompanying summary sheet and exam.
Improving own Learning and Performance
Information Technology Students will be expected to deliver their seminar with the aid of power point and to produce their accompanying summary on a word processor, containing written text and illustration.
Personal Development and Career planning Students will have some choice in the area which is covered by their seminar, as such this will allow them to begin to specialize in areas of specific interest linked to their future career plans.
Problem solving
Research skills Students will be expected to demonstrate significant literature research skills in preparation for their seminar presentation.
Subject Specific Skills Principles of diagnosing, treating and preventing disease.
Team work Group seminar work will develop team work skills.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7