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Biology

162.001 Foundation Studies in Biology24 credits
This course provides a preliminary course in biology designed for students with little experience of learning biology in English. Topics include: the diversity of life: cells as the basic unit of life; form and function of cells, microbes, animals and plants; DNA and molecular genetics; classical genetics; evolution and ecology. Emphasis is placed on reading, writing and discussing biology in English.

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162.101 Biology of Cells15 credits
An introduction to eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell structure and function, and the chemistry of life. The flow of information within cells and transmission of genetic information to progeny in cell division. A description of cellular mechanisms for creating genetic diversity and the control of gene expression. An introduction to molecular genetics and genomics.

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162.103 Introductory Biology15 credits
An introductory course in biology suitable for students with little previous experience in the subject. Topics include: the diversity of life; cells as the basic unit of life; form and function of cells, microbes, animals and plants; DNA and molecular genetics; classical genetics; evolution and ecology.

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162.211 Biology and Genetics of Microorganisms15 credits
Structure and metabolism of bacteria and their relation to the environment. Bacterial genetics. Eukaryote microbes - structure, physiology and genetics. Life cycle of viruses. The immune response. Practical training in the manipulation of micro-organisms.

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162.212 The Microbial World15 credits
Microbiology as an integrated study of the diversity of micro-organisms and microbial environments. The range of microbial cell structures and metabolism is described in relation to environmental niches, and the molecular mechanisms for responding to environmental change. Actions and interactions of micro-organisms in soil and water.

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162.214 Biology of Microorganisms15 credits
Structure and metabolism of bacteria with particular reference to food and environmental microbiology. Bacterial genetics. Eukaryote microbes - structure, physiology and genetics. Life cycle of viruses. The immune response. Practical training in the manipulation of micro-organisms.

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162.283 Medical Microbiology15 credits
An introduction to the general principles of host-pathogen interaction for some major groups of bacteria and fungi pathogenic for humans. Detection of pathogens in clinical specimens. Sterilisation, disinfection and control of microbial growth. Antimicrobial agents, resistance to antimicrobial agents and antimicrobial susceptibility testing.

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162.301 Advanced Medical Microbiology15 credits
Some major bacterial pathogens of humans in terms of the organisms, their habitats, modes of transmission, disease patterns and laboratory diagnosis. The structure, classification, propagation, assay and transmission of some of the major viruses of humans. Immunity to viruses and the laboratory diagnosis of viral infections.

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162.303 Immunology15 credits
The principles of immunology including innate immunity, cell and antibody mediated immunity, the major histocompatibility complex, the hypersensitivities, immunodeficiency and autoimmunity. An introduction to vaccines, clinical immunology and immunological laboratory tests.

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162.304 Environmental Microbiology15 credits
Actions and interactions of micro-organisms in soil, water and air, and the consequences of colonisation processes.

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162.307 Microbial Biotechnology15 credits
Selected topics in applied microbiology with a strong emphasis on established biotechnological production processes, such as e.g. various biopolymers.

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162.312 Molecular Microbiology15 credits
Major themes in modern microbiology. Molecular analysis of structure, function and export of bacterial surface proteins. Response to environmental change. Molecular typing and population dynamics in pathogens. Developmental signals and differentiation in micro-organisms. Students will have the opportunity to design, implement and evaluate molecular approaches to a problem in microbiology.

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162.384 Advanced Medical Microbiology15 credits
Some major bacterial pathogens of humans in terms of the organisms, their habitats, modes of transmission, disease patterns and laboratory diagnosis. The structure, classification, propagation, assay and transmission of some of the major viruses of humans. Immunity to viruses and the laboratory diagnosis of viral infections.

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162.389 Immunology15 credits
The principles of immunology including innate immunity, cell and antibody mediated immunity, the major histocompatibility complex, the hypersensitivities, immunodeficiency and autoimmunity. An introduction to vaccines, clinical immunology and immunological laboratory tests.

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162.704 Current Topics in Microbiology30 credits
Current topics in microbiology covering topics in pathogenicity, biofilms, host interactions and industrial applications.

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162.760 Research Methods and Communication in the Biosciences30 credits
A directed course in research methodology and communication in biosciences. Assignments may include a research proposal, a literature review, scientific writing for a journal and a formal seminar presentation.

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162.790 Special Topic15 credits
 

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162.791 Special Topic30 credits
 

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162.798 Research Report30 credits
 

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162.870 Research Report60 credits
 

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162.871 Thesis 90 Credit Part 245 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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162.872 Thesis 90 Credit Part 245 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work

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162.875 Thesis90 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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162.897 Thesis 120 Credit Part 160 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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162.898 Thesis 120 Credit Part 260 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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162.899 Thesis120 credits
A supervised and guided independent study resulting in a published work.

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162.900 PhD Microbiology & Genetics120 credits
 

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