Medical Microbiology (C7137)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This module aims at providing a comprehensive knowledge of medical microbiology and focuses mainly on infectious disease agents with the exception of viruses.

It covers the discipline of bacteriology, mycology and parasitology. The module will involve lectures on the medically important bacterial pathogens, infections caused by them, virulence, pathogenesis, diagnosis and identification methods, and diagnostic microbiology with emphasis on antimicrobial testing, clinical microbiology and an introduction to hospital infection and bacterial typing. Learning will be facilitated with the help of practical sessions and online feedback and assessment.


72%: Lecture (Lecture, Post-lab)
9%: Practical (Laboratory)
19%: Seminar (Class, Seminar)


100%: Coursework (Report, Test)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 28 hours of contact time and 122 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.