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Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology)
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Biomedical Science (Medical Microbiology)

Middlesex University
London, Great Britain
On campus
Full-time
€17,766.91/year
 2132 Points
Duration
1 Year
Language
English

Program Description

Microbiology is the study of the millions of micro-organisms with which we share our world, dealing with those that cause disease and making use of those of benefit to us. It's a fascinating subject as identifying dangerous microbes, stopping their spread and treating their effects is vital and often life-saving work. This is a particularly pertinent subject to consider studying in light of the global pandemic and prospective diseases and zoonosis that are increasingly prevalent.

This course has a strong practical element, with an emphasis on developing the skills needed in a laboratory and gaining hands-on experience of diagnostic techniques. You will be able to study and learn within the University's specialist laboratories which include a microbiology lab, a modern, well-equipped cell culture facility and cutting-edge equipment such as MALDI-TOF mass spectrometers and flow cytometers.

The Biomedical Science courses at Middlesex have a burgeoning international reputation and the University's strong links with London hospital laboratories and Public Health England ensures that you will be studying the latest developments, practices and research. Our Centre for Investigative and Diagnostic Oncology has pioneered techniques for cancer diagnosis and treatment, including our breakthrough in the development of a vaccine for bladder cancer.

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Curriculum

Modules

Advanced Bioanalytical Techniques

Biomedical Ethics and Law

Control of Infectious Disease

Experimental Design & Statistics

Human Infectious Disease

Infectious Agents

Laboratory Diagnosis and Safety

Leadership and Management

Research Project

Careers

Biomedical science is the second largest profession registered by the Health Professions Council and there is a high demand for well-qualified graduates. The range of roles open to graduates is vast and many have gone on to work in:

  • medical or pharmaceutical research
  • in primary care in surgeries and clinics, or in the community
  • identifying health risks
  • educating people about infection prevention and helping to stop the spread of disease

Others have gone onto to in environmental health, investigating food poisoning outbreaks and ensuring that food and drink businesses meet health and hygiene standards. There are also opportunities in diagnostic laboratories within both the public and private sectors.

There are a range of sectors suitable for your skills and expertise such as:

  • biotechnology
  • academia
  • patent law
  • forensic science
  • science journalism

There are also a range of opportunities with Public Health England, the Medical Research Council and the Health and Safety Executive.

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