School of Health and Life Sciences  

Clinical Microbiology

Until recently many clinicians thought diseases caused by micro-organisms had been largely solved. It is now clear they were too optimistic. Clinical microbiology is an important science facing new global challenges from resistant organisms that no longer respond to conventional treatment, such as extremely drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB), new strains such as New Delhi metallobeta-lactamase-1 (NDM-1) and pandemic organisms such as the influenza virus that threaten populations worldwide.

The programme provides a firm understanding of the impact of infectious disease on human populations worldwide. It takes a scientific approach to the field of clinical microbiology, emphasising the importance of research and development in the area, and exposes you to the latest advances in both the theory and practice of microbiology.

UK & EU Students

Course Details

Classification:MSc

Course Duration:1 Year

Course Start Date:20 January 2014

Course Mode:Full Time (Jan start)

Subject Area:Biological and Biomedical Science

Course Fees

Students from England, Wales or Northern Ireland

Year Fee Description/Notes
2014/15 Contact us Fees at GCU include all tuition, library, examination & administrative costs. A guide to fees at GCU.

Information about Scholarships and Bursaries

Students from Scotland and the rest of the EU

Year Fee Description/Notes
2014/15 Contact us Fees at GCU include all tuition, library, examination & administrative costs. A guide to fees at GCU.

Information about Scholarships and Bursaries

Minimum Entry Requirements

Essential Entry RequirementsUK Honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent) in microbiology, biological science or a related subject
English Language RequirementsIELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.

Non UK/EU Students

Course Details

Classification:MSc

Course Duration:1 Year

Course Start Date:20 January 2014

Course Mode:Full Time (Jan start)

Subject Area:Biological and Biomedical Science

Course Fees

Year Fee Description/Notes
2014/15 Contact us

Fees at GCU include all tuition, library, examination&amp; administrative costs. <a href="http://www.gcu.ac.uk/student/money/fees/international/"target="_self">A guide to fees at GCU.</a><br />

 <br/>Information about <ahref="http://www.gcu.ac.uk/study/scholarships/international/"target="_self">Scholarships and Bursaries</a>

Minimum Entry Requirements

Essential Entry RequirementsUK Honours degree 2:1 (or equivalent) in microbiology, biological science or a related subject
English Language RequirementsIELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no element below 5.5

If you do not meet the English language requirements, you may be eligible for the English for University Study programme.

Further Education Students

Course Details

Classification:MSc

Course Duration:1 Year

Course Start Date:20 January 2014

Course Mode:Full Time (Jan start)

Subject Area:Biological and Biomedical Science

Course Fees

Year Fee Description/Notes
2014/15 Contact us Fees at GCU include all tuition, library, examination & administrative costs. A guide to fees at GCU.

Information about Scholarships and Bursaries

Fees and Funding

Scholarships may be available for this programme.
Visit www.gcu.ac.uk/study/scholarships for details.

Part-time students should contact us or consult our website for fee details.

Learning and Teaching Methods

A combination of lectures, seminars and practical laboratory classes, culminating in a laboratory based research project, develops the key skills required of an independent researcher.

Employment Opportunities

In addition to attaining a firm foundation of theoretical knowledge and an extensive range of practical skills, employment opportunities are enhanced through the development of a series of transferable skills necessary for success in a highly competitive market.

Career opportunities can be found in the areas of health and medicine, the life sciences sector and in university and industry research departments, as well as further study towards a PhD.

Programme Contents

Emerging Infectious Diseases; Microbial Pathogenicity; Medical Microbiology; Skills for Professional Practice for Biosciences; Biomolecular Microbiology; Microbial Genetics; Case Studies in Infectious Diseases; and Research Project.

Programme Contacts

Contact Details

Dr Sue Lang

T: +44(0)141 331 8092

E: bioadmissions@gcu.ac.uk

Related Courses

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