Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    4335
    Tuition (Year)
    4335
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Online
This programme is designed to support trainees/specialists in preparation for FRCPath Part 1/Diploma in Infection, Infection Specialty end of training assessments and hospital-based practice.
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  • Key facts
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  • Fees and funding

About

This new, three-year, part-time, online postgraduate programme leads to the degree of Masters of Science in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (CMID).

Aimed at junior doctors currently undergoing, or about to undertake, specialty training in an infection discipline, this programme is open to trainees in the UK and worldwide.

This degree will also be attractive to those who have completed their training but wish to fulfill continuing medical education requirements or those who wish obtain a formal qualification in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

The programme is aligned with JRCPTB and RCPath training in infection disciplines: Combined Infection Training and Higher Specialty Training in Infectious Diseases, Medical Microbiology and Medical Virology.

Career opportunities

This unique programme will offer the student the knowledge and skills required to enhance their career progression in clinical or academic medicine. The programme will offer an alternative to traditional classroom based research training for those candidates who do not wish to take time away from their professional commitments.

Programme Structure

This programme is taught entirely online. The structure of the degree is designed to meet the needs of trainees and specialist practitioners from all over the world.

Courses are offered as five week courses, each worth 10 credits. Courses in Year 1 are compulsory. Year 2 is a mix of compulsory and optional modules.

Year 1:

  • Introduction to Immunology

  • Science and biology of bacteria

  • Science and biology of viruses

  • Science and biology fungi, parasites and prions

  • Laboratory practise in microbiology, virology and serology

  • Anti-infective therapy and resistance

Year 2:

  • Immunopathology

  • Molecular diagnostics of infection

  • Community acquired infections and public health

  • Infection prevention & control

  • HIV infection and other immune-compromised patients

  • Clinical syndromes and infection

  • The returning traveller: Diagnosis, investigation and management of imported infection

  • Bioinformatics and study design in infectious diseases

  • Emerging Infectious Diseases

Year 3:

  • Research in Infection Medicine, written reflective element (project)

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

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Academic Requirements

Medical degree or 2:1 with clinical experience.

An undergraduate degree, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK), in a biomedical, medical, public health or relevant bio-science topic. Relevant work experience may be considered. Applicants who fall below these entry requirements, but have relevant work experience, may be considered on a case-by-case basis. You may be admitted to the Certificate level only in the first instance.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 4335 International
  • GBP 4335 EU/EEA

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