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.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 28 hours of contact time and about 122 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2021/22. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. However, we are constantly looking to improve and enhance our courses. There may be changes to modules in response to student demand or feedback, changes to staff expertise or updates to our curriculum. We may also need to make changes in response to COVID-19. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: