VET40100 Current Concepts in Infection Biology B

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module is for second year Infection Biology PhD students and builds on skills learnt in Current Concepts in Infection Biology A. Students will further develop their critical analysis skills and be challenged to critique research papers they are presenting. They will become proficient at communicating research concepts, and become adept at defending their own research work to their peers and PIs. Students will also develop skills in organising and chairing research seminars. Each student must present at least 1 journal club, 1 seminar, and chair 1 session per year.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, students will:- Have a detailed and critical knowledge research developments in the field of infection biology. - Be proficient at critically evaluating their own and others research.- Be adept at hypothesising on the impact of their own work and that of others on the infection biology field.- Be professionally competent in communicating abstract and complex concepts in the field.- Be able to organise and chair research seminars

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Seminar (or Webinar)

20

Specified Learning Activities

105

Autonomous Student Learning

15

Total

140

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Students will further develop their critical analysis skills and be challenged to critique research papers they are presenting. They will become proficient at communicating research concepts, and become adept at defending their own research work to their peers and PIs. Students will also develop skills in organising and chairing research seminars. Each student must present at least 1 journal club, 1 seminar, and chair 1 session per year 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Required:
VET40090 - Concepts Infection Biology A


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Presentations, critical reading assessments and participation in discussions Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No

100


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
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?

Feedback will be provided to each student after they have presented their journal club and research presentation. Overall feedback to the class will be given on the quality of questions asked of each paper and research presentation. Feedback on how to present, to review manuscripts, and to ask good questions will be provided throughout the module.