Applicants must hold an appropriate an appropriate first degree with a minimum of 2:2 honours; hold a medical degree; or hold appropriate professional qualifications and be able to demonstrate suitable background knowledge and skills.
Months of entry
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.
The programme is modular with six taught modules. The course culminates in a Research Dissertation.
Evidence Based Medicine
This module provides training in the essential skills needed as a researcher or practitioner to use the scientific and medical literature.
Analysis and Interpretation of Clinical Data
This module will enable you to develop an understanding of the theories underpinning modern analytical and molecular procedures of relevance to the clinician, and develop a critical appreciation of the uses and limitations of a range of analytical and molecular techniques relevant to clinical and biomedical science.
This module will enable you to develop an understanding of the types of infectious diseases and discusses virulence and susceptibility in conditions caused by the following:
This module will give you a detailed look at challenges in developing control measures for infectious disease, as well as the importance of immunity and the utilisation of immunology.
Clinical Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis
This module will develop your understanding of the immunological processes involved in various aspects of clinical immunology and give you an in-depth understanding of the interactions between pathogens and the human host.
Case Investigations in Molecular Medicine
This module will involve analysis of cases from the following medical specialisms:
- Infectious disease
- Stem-cell based therapies
This is an opportunity to:
- investigate systematically and in depth a laboratory-based topic of direct relevance to the programme of study and your personal interests
- draw on and contribute to the development of the growing body of knowledge in the broad clinical/biomedical sciences field
- present the outcomes of personal research in the form of two publishable scientific articles.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions
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