Applied Human Virology and Bacteriology (C7163)

15 credits, Level 6

Spring teaching

In the modern era, with the ease of global travel and exposure to new (and re-emerging) pathogens, the study of the transmission, epidemiology and treatment of communicable diseases has never been so important. This module provides a detailed insight into factors determining the public health importance of human viruses and bacteria. There will be a specific focus on the role of epidemiology, vaccine and drug development in the context of these diseases. You will develop a critical approach to contemporary literature on selected diseases, enabling an evaluation of the relative significance of laboratory-based research from various fields.


69%: Lecture
8%: Practical (Workshop)
23%: Seminar


100%: Coursework (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 24 hours of contact time and 126 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.