Module Title:   Cell and Microbiology for Engineers

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG1053M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 4

Module Type:   Standard module

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Materials and Medical (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Professor CB Beggs

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To assist the students to develop their knowledge and understanding of: the structure and behaviour of prokaryotic cells; the structure and behaviour of eukaryotic cells; the nature of infection and the role of the immune system.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
Concepts, principles and theories are explored in formal lectures, practiced in tutorials and demonstrated using computer based simulations. Oral feedback is given during tutorials. Formative assessment provides written feedback, while the formal examination assesses the specified learning outcomes

Lectures:   24.00          Directed Study:   62.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   2.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1.1 Describe the structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, the cellular components and their functions. 1.2 Describe the mechanisms involved in bacterial infection and the nature of the immune response to infection.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2 Evaluate and interpret biomedical information and use it to explain simple clinical observations

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3 Apply the scientific method; interpret data; solve problems systematically.

  Examination - closed book 2.00 100%
  Examination - closed book

Outline Syllabus:
What are cells? - comparison between eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, and viral particles. Prokaryotic cells - the structure and nature of prokaryotic cells; Gram-positive and negative bacteria; aerobic and anaerobic bacteria; biofilms; DNA; DNA replication; gene expression and protein synthesis. Viruses - structure and nature of viral particles. Eukaryotic cells - mitochondria and energy production; the structure and function of plasma membranes; the cytoskeleton and cell junctions; extra-cellular matrix and organs; mitosis and chromosomes; endocytosis, phagocytosis and cell death. Infection - endotoxins and exotoxins; transmission routes; portals of exit and entry; infection control measures; host defence mechanisms and antibodies; tissue regeneration.

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