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Masters degrees in Medical Microbiology explore techniques for the analyses of interactions between microorganisms and human hosts, particularly host-pathogen relationships (microbes which cause disease).
Related subjects and postgraduate specialisms include Immunology, Bacteriology and Pathogenesis. Entry requirements normally involve an appropriate undergraduate science degree.
You will explore the biological and pathogenic properties of microbes and their role in health and disease, including an analysis of host reaction to infection (bacterial, viral, and fungal). You will also examine detection, treatment, and control of infection, and drug design and resistance. Immunology is also a component, including study of inherited and acquired immunological disorders, transplantation of organs and tissues, and immunodeficiency disorders.
You will examine these topics via application of microbial genetic and molecular biological techniques, through activities such as data collection and analysis, experiment design, lab testing, bioimaging, and bioinformatics. Consideration is also given to the ethics and safety of medical practise, epidemiology and public health.
Careers may include: clinical and medical practise; roles in pharmaceuticals or the healthcare sector; consultancy and policy-making for government agencies, charities, and NGOs; scientific writing and research.
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The main aim of the programme is to provide multidisciplinary, Master's Level postgraduate training in Biomedical Science in combination with generic higher level scientific training in areas such as writing grant proposals and business plans. Read more
The Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology) Masters at Middlesex in London is designed to provide you with advanced knowledge and skills required for a career working in a diagnostic or research laboratory. Read more
Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, has a long history of providing high quality postgraduate education for clinicians and scientists working in the National Health Service (NHS), Public Health England (PHE), and industry. Read more
This course is delivered by specialists, who are engaged in cutting-edge research, and a variety of visiting specialist lecturers, ranging from Hospital Consultants to Senior Biomedical Scientists. Read more
This course is designed to give you the opportunity to study and analyse the theoretical and practical basis of medical microbiology and many of the specialist areas within it. Read more
This course provides comprehensive knowledge and practical training in the spread of microorganisms (predominantly bacterial and viral pathogens), disease causation and diagnosis and treatment of pathogens significant to public health. Read more
Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, has a long history of providing high quality postgraduate education for clinicians and scientists working in the National Health Service (NHS), Public Health England (PHE) and industry. Read more
Aberdeen presents a great opportunity to undertake medical research across wide ranging discipline areas which include; Bioinformatics, Molecular Genetics, Microbiology, Immunology, Applied Statistics, Drug Metabolism and Toxicology, Pharmacology, Reproductive Biology and Cardiovascular Health and Disease. Read more
You understand microbiology including adaptation, host-pathogen interactions and infection and disease processes. You learn with established and renowned international researchers and there are opportunities to learn and apply knowledge in practical situations. Read more
With the rise of antibiotic resistant microbes and the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases, there’s never been a more important time to join our forward-thinking course and study this critical subject. Read more
Build on your existing biomedical sciences knowledge and skills to become a specialist in medical microbiology. You will practise working autonomously in the laboratory during the large practical components of the course, using your thorough theoretical grounding as the driver for your research. Read more
Medical microbiology is essential – helping us to prevent, diagnose and treat infectious diseases. As the growth of antibiotic resistant microbes and the rise and fall of infectious diseases continues to be documented, you’ll be studying both a vital subject and an innovative course at a very important time. Read more
The only course in the UK with a paid placement in the biopharmaceuticals industry