MICR30070 Skills in Microbiology

Academic Year 2024/2025

This module is designed to begin to train students in basic microbiology skills. Students will learn how to search for, gather, and assimilate scientific information. Student will then write a scientific overview of the information gathered, which should demonstrate an appropriate level of comprehension. Each student will deliver an oral presentation summarizing the main findings of their literature review.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

- Search for and gather information from the scientific literature, read a scientific paper and describe the information
- Prepare a document based on this information using scientific language and style and deliver the major findings of the survey in an oral presentation

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Small Group




Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
task-based learning; group work; lectures; critical writing; enquiry & problem-based learning; group and single presentations 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Skills in Microbiology (INDM30070)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade

Not yet recorded.

Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

The module is a combination of group presentations, continuous assessment, and a research essay. Group presentations are commented on in the class and feedback for the continuous assessment and essays will be provided upon request once the results are posted.

Name Role
Dr Antonio Garzon Vico Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Professor Cormac Murphy Lecturer / Co-Lecturer