This is for you if… you want to understand infectious diseases which are responsible for a third of all deaths and the major cause of death in infants and young children.
You will take a combination of modules derived from Medicine and Biological Sciences; Modules will introduce you to areas such as genetics, biochemistry, physiology, pharmacology and of course microbiology.
You will take six modules from a large number offered by Departments within the College including three compulsory Microbiology modules, one of which is dedicated to medical and disease aspects of microbiology. The choice of other subjects to complement your microbial specialisation can be taken from biochemistry, genetics or physiology modules according to your interests.
Students take a total of four modules in infection and immunity, microbial biotechnology, virology and advanced medical microbiology. A compulsory Final Year project is also taken. This provides opportunities to interact with scientists in an academic or a medical laboratory – an exciting introduction to scientific research. Final Year students are encouraged to become involved in departmental activities by attending discussion sessions and seminars by visiting scientists. You may also choose to become a student member of the Society for General Microbiology.
Dr Shaun Heaphy
0116 252 2973
Fax: 0116 252 5030
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