This programme is designed for graduates who wish to develop their skills as mycologists. The programme aims to result in a significant level of theoretical understanding and practical skills, which will be important for those wishing to follow a career in clinical sciences or academic and industrial research in the UK or overseas.
This unit aims to: provide students with knowledge and understanding of the structure, classification and replication of bacteria, viruses and fungi; provide students with the basic practical skills necessary for the laboratory analysis of bacteria, viruses and fungi and develop the student’s understanding and knowledge of the principles behind methods used to test for the presence of pathogens.
This MSc Medical Microbiology has been specifically designed for graduates who wish to develop their skills as microbiologists. The programme aims to result in a significant level of theoretical and practical understanding, which will be important for those wishing to follow a career in clinical sciences or academic and industrial research. The MSc Medical Microbiology programme has its roots in a prestigious qualification developed early in the 1920's by Professor WCC Topley. As such, it can be considered to be the oldest taught postgraduate microbiology qualification in the country, and probably in the world! This unit on antimicrobials and human immunity will address the following important questions: what are antimicrobials? How do they work? How should we use antimicrobials to prevent and treat microbial infection? How can we avoid and solve the worldwide antimicrobial resistance problem? How does our immune system protect us from infection? How do pathogens (bacteria, virus and fungi ) overcome, bypass and attack our immunity ? What happens if our immune system goes wrong? What are vaccines? What immune therapies are available?
An Honours degree (minimum 2.1), or overseas equivalent, is required for direct entry to the programme. Non-standard applicants for the programme will be considered on an individual basis, but may be required to enrol on the Diploma. This programme is subject to university approval. English language:Students whose 1st language is not English should have IELTS 6.5 with 6.0 in writing. Paper-based TOFEL of 575 or computer-based TOEFL of 230 with 6.0 in the test of written English (TWE); internet-based TOEFL of 90 with a minimum of 22 in each component. Applicants for the PgDip/PgCert programmes whose first language is not English and who do not meet the above requirements can be considered on an individual basis.