What will you study on the MSc/PGDip/PGCert Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology)?
You will study all types of infectious agents, bacteria, fungi, protozoa, viruses and prions, and develop an understanding of how they replicate and are transmitted as well as being able to identify and classify them. You will explore public health, and the control, treatment, prevention and eradication of human infectious diseases as well as focusing on the human immune system, immunisation, and healthcare-associated infections. You will also cover the ethical and legal issues which can surround specific types of research such as assisted reproduction and genetics, and human or animal research.
What will you gain?
As well as in-depth knowledge of your subject, you will also gain a sound understanding of how to design and carry out experiments, statistical analyses as well as techniques for analysing samples and molecules. You will also be proficient and capable in all aspects of managing a laboratory, including people management, business plans and budgets, safety regulations, and quality management.