About the course
The aim of this programme is to prepare you for the next stage of your career, whether pursuing further research or professional study.
Students on this course will share many of the formal teaching and practical sessions with students on the MSc Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology) and MSc Clinical Science (Infection Science) courses, allowing inter-professional learning, but each course has its own unique additional teaching, electronic learning resources and assessments.
The practical classes are an important component of the course and are designed to give the students hands-on experience, particularly in basic clinical microbiology. Students are encouraged to relate current practices in their workplace to their studies, and to discuss and critically evaluate these techniques with their colleagues in light of their formal teaching. The practical classes are taught in the purpose-built teaching laboratory, which is well equipped with all necessary materials and is based on a routine clinical microbiology laboratory.
In addition to the formal face to face teaching, students use online learning materials in the University's virtual learning environment (QMplus).