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Professional course

Medical Microbiology

BSc Hons Biomedical Top Up

About this course

Course code:
USSJN3203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Applied Sciences
Campus:
Frenchay
Course director:
Roy Pemberton

Page last updated 1 September 2016

Introduction

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate your knowledge of the theory and techniques of classical and modern microbial taxonomy, and discuss the controversies that exist in the field
  • Critically discuss the virulence and pathogenicity of infectious agents centred on the concept of the host
  • Evaluate the methods available for the detection of infectious agents and diagnosis of infections
  • Critically discuss the strategies available to control and treat microbial and viral infections
  • Apply theoretical knowledge of identification and classification, epidemiology, pathogenicity and virulence treatment and control of pathogens to selected examples of infectious diseases
  • Evaluate the importance of health and safety and good laboratory practice in microbiology
  • Review and evaluate the literature relevant to the area of medical microbiology

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Entry requirements

You must have completed USSJ4G-20-2 Microbiology, USSJ4V-20-2 Drugs and Disease or USSJV6-20-2 Studies in the Biology of Disease.

Structure

Content

  • Detection of microbes
  • Taxonomy and classification
  • Epidemiology
  • The host-microbe balance
  • The control of infectious diseases in human populations
  • Infectious diseases of key body systems

Learning and Teaching

The Medical Microbiology module will be delivered using a mix of formal lectures, group discussions, tutorials and data interpretation exercises.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

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Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information. 

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate (level 3) or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application. 

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