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Summary

This course provides comprehensive knowledge and practical training in the spread of microorganisms (predominantly bacterial and viral pathogens), disease causation and diagnosis and treatment of pathogens significant to public health. The increasing incidence of microbial infections worldwide is being compounded by the rapid evolution of drug-resistant variants and opportunistic infections by other organisms. The course content reflects the increasing importance of genomics and molecular techniques in both diagnostics and the study of pathogenesis. Graduates from this programme move into global health careers related to medical microbiology in research or medical establishments and the pharmaceutical industry. The Royal College of Pathologists accepts the course as part of the professional experience of both medical and non-medical candidates applying for membership. The course places particular emphasis on practical aspects of the subjects most relevant to current clinical laboratory practice and research.

By the end of the programme students should be able to: demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the nature of viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi and basic criteria used in the classification/taxonomy of these micro-organisms; explain the modes of transmission and the growth cycles of pathogenic micro-organisms; demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis and the outcomes of infections; distinguish between and critically assess the classical and modern approaches to the development of therapeutic agents and vaccines for the prevention of human microbial diseases; demonstrate knowledge of the laboratory diagnosis of microbial diseases and practical skills; carry out a range of advanced skills and laboratory techniques, including the purification of isolated microbial; pathogens, study of microbial growth cycles and analyses of their proteins and nucleic acids for downstream applications; demonstrate research skills.

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Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

£24,550.00 (22,40,323) per year

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From

Sep-19

Venue

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

Keppel Street,

Camden,

London,

WC1E 7HT, England

Entry requirement for international students

Students need to have: IELTS (Academic) - Overall Score: 7.0; Writing: 6.5; Listening: 5.5; Reading: 5.5; Speaking: 5.5. Cambridge CAE / CPE - Overall Score: 185; Writing: 176; Listening: 169; Reading: 169; Speaking: 169. Pearson PTE Academic - Overall Score: 68; Writing: 62; Listening: 45; Reading: 45; Speaking: 45. TOEFL IBT (non-Tier 4 applicants only) - Overall Score: 100; Writing: 24; Listening: 21; Reading: 22; Speaking: 23.

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