-Current Topics in Medical Microbiology
-Immunology and Pathogenicity
-Medical Microbial Physiology
-Medical Microbiology and Epidemiology
-Project A (Critical Review and Design Study)
-Project B (Research Project and Report)
-Recombinant DNA Technology
Students undertake the research project at their own place of work.
Teaching and Assessment
A variety of teaching methods and approaches are used including formal lectures and practicals, including computer sessions, tutorials (student-centred learning activities), essays, peer-assessed structured debates, poster presentations, oral presentations, and a report in the form of a short scientific communication. These combined approaches will improve your knowledge of medical microbiology, and will help develop your critical faculties through a hands-on approach. In addition, you will develop the key communication skills required by all professional scientists.
Many students joining the course are already working within medical microbiology laboratories. However, successful completion of the course could open opportunities in both research laboratories and pharmaceutical industries.