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Clinical Microbiology


Course Description

Programme description
One year full-time, two years part-time

This programmes develop your skills and understanding in clinical microbiology, and gives you a thorough knowledge of associated subjects such as molecular biology. Your formal teaching will include lectures, practicals and workshops. The lecturers are specialists in their fields and are invited from many institutions in the UK. The practicals are extensive and give you the maximum hands-on experience in all aspects of clinical microbiology. The practicals are taught in a large purpose-built teaching laboratory.

Many students use the MSc as preparation for their FRCPath examinations and the degree is accredited by the Association of Clinical Microbiologists as part of the training for clinical scientists.

Programme outline
Your studies will be broad-based, with extensive coverage of the following topics:

Bacteriology
Virology
Mycology
Parasitology
Bacterial pathogenicity
Immunology
Molecular biology
Microbial disease � diagnosis, treatment and prevention
Antimicrobials and chemotherapy
Epidemiology and public health
Hospital infection.
Module 1: Clinical Microbiology: Pathogens and Commensals

Module 2: Diagnostic Microbiology and Laboratory Methods

Module 3: Molecular Biology, Microbial Pathogenesis and the Host Immune Response

Module 4: Antimicrobials

Module 5: Public Health and Communicable Disease Control

Module 6: Clinical Microbiology: Diagnosis and Management of Human Disease and Control of Hospital Infection

Module 7: Clinical Microbiology Research and Presentation Skills

Module 8: Advanced Clinical Microbiology and Laboratory Management

Module 9: Research Dissertation.

Visit the Clinical Microbiology page on the Queen Mary University of London website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold an MB BS or basic medical degree or a BSc honours degree in biomedical science from universities recognised by the University of London. The award must be at least a 2:2.Candidates with degrees in dentistry, veterinary science, microbiology, biological sciences or nursing with relevant experience in clinical microbiology, may also be accepted on the course. At the discretion of the Postgraduate dean and the course organiser a candidate for the course with alternative qualifications (such as Fellowship of the IBMS) and relevant experience in clinical microbiology, can register for the MSc.

Course Fees

MSc FT Home/EU £9,200 and Overseas £16,400; MSc PT Home/EU £3,850 and Overseas £6,675; PGDip PT Home/EU £2,570 and Overseas £4,450


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