15 credits, Level 5
This module introduces the infectious agents that cause common human diseases. The discovery of the infectious agents, and their life-cycles and contribution to the disease process will also be explored. You will look at the molecular biology underlying the mode of action of current therapeutic strategies, and address - during small-group tutorials - specific aspects of the pathogenesis caused by individual infectious agents .
You will gain key skills through practical work.
33%: Practical (Laboratory)
30%: Coursework (Report)
70%: Examination (Unseen examination)
Contact hours and workload
This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 33 hours of contact time and 117 hours of independent study.
This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.