Taught course

Infection and Immunity

Institution
University of Chester · Institute of Medicine
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an appropriate first degree with a minimum of 2:2 honours (e.g. in Medicine, Biomedical Science, Dietetics, Human Biology) or hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills.

Applications are invited from:

  • junior doctors
  • NHS staff
  • international students with appropriate qualifications
  • international doctors or healthcare professionals
  • those with related undergraduate degrees (e.g. Biomedical Science, Dietetics) or equivalent professional qualifications and background experience.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Course overview

The MSc in Infection and Immunity is designed to provide an up-to-date advanced understanding of the interactions between bacterial, fungal and parasitic pathogens and their hosts. Infectious diseases are increasing in importance around the world as we see the rise in the incidence of antibiotic resistance.

Why Study Infection and Immunity with us?

You will receive training in the skills required in the reading and interpretation of the literature and translating that into evidencebased practice. We aim to develop your research and writing skills so that you will be in a position to contribute to the scientific literature in an effective manner.

The course culminates in the Research Dissertation, which will be assessed through your production of two articles in the style of published scientific work.

The content of the course is mapped to The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board Speciality Training Curriculum for Immunology, and Speciality Training Curriculum for Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine.

If biomedical or clinical research is your interest, successful completion of the MSc will allow you to directly register onto PhD study and join our team of researchers at the Chester Medical School.

How will I be taught?

Our course consists of taught modules and a Research Dissertation.

We deliver taught modules as three-day intensive courses to facilitate attendance from students in employment. Weekly support sessions and journal club supplement learning – all held in our modern facilities in Bache Hall on the Countess of Chester Hospital Campus.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed via clinical reviews, laboratory reports, posters, oral presentations, or data manipulation exercises.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24-48 months

Course contact details

Name
Chester Medical School
Email
medicine@chester.ac.uk