BSc Microbiology in Relation to Medicine
- Modes of study and duration of the course
- 1 Years Full Time
- Contact for further information
- Course Co-ordinator: Dr John Heritage
- Why study?
Covering a broad range of topics including bacteriology, virology and immunology, microbiology provides a strong basis for almost any career in medicine.
- Entry requirements
- There is no direct entry to this one-year intercalated programme of study. Entry is from an MBChB Degree programme or equivalent, and is dependent on satisfactory completion of, and performances in, the first and second medical years or other programme, as appropriate.
- How to apply
Existing University of Leeds students:
For information on how to apply, please contact Mandy Thompson
(T: 0113 3434364, E: A.Thompson@leeds.ac.uk)
Students from other universities:Applications for intercalated degrees can be accepted until late Spring. However, for applicants to be considered for a scholarship and to be included in the process of applying for a research project, applications must be received by 1 February 2013. Late applications will not be considered for a scholarship but may be considered for a place at the programme leader's discretion. Applicants that apply after the deadline, and subsequently accept their place, may not have any choice in the research project that they are allocated.
For information on how to apply, please contact Maureen Cummings
(T: 0113 3434226, E: M.Cummings@leeds.ac.uk
- What you study
The material covered in the course will include coverage of topics in bacteriology, virology, and immunology.
The programme provides:
- an opportunity for medical students to take a year out of their medical course for in-depth study of the medical aspects of Medical Microbiology, one of the key biosciences upon which medical science is based;
- a working knowledge of good microbiological practice;
- training in critical and practical skills (such as observation, analysis design, presentation, team co-operation);
- experience of a variety of teaching methods (lectures, laboratory practicals and computer-assisted learning packages);
- personal tutoring throughout the programme;
- individual supervised research projects;
- teaching that draws on the combined expertise of a large and highly rated research-active department and aims to take students to the 'cutting edge' of research developments and subject applications in medical areas of microbiology.
See our website for more information.
- Study abroad opportunities
This is a 1-year intercalating degree so does not include a study year abroad.
- Current modules taught
- Module Catalogue
- Learning and assessment
Teaching will be through lectures, practical classes, seminars, small-group teaching, tutorials and a research project.
Assessment will be through both in?course assessment and final written examinations. In?course assessment exercises will include tests of practical skills, essay writing, data manipulation and problem solving. The research project will be assessed continuously and on the final written project report. Degree classification will be based upon the marks obtained in each of the component modules.
- What facilities are available
Our undergraduates have access to all facilities you would expect from a world class university. We place great emphasis on offering extensive and well-resourced practical classes. Newly refurbished teaching laboratories provide an excellent environment for practical sessions with a high level of equipment and technical support.
University central resources are extensive; numerous computer clusters are readily accessible throughout the campus, library facilities are some of the largest in the UK, together with a host of welfare and student support services.
- For information about our fees and details of the financial support that may be available to you please visit www.leeds.ac.uk/yourfinances
- Career opportunities
The course is designed to give you a challenging, enjoyable and rewarding year which will add significantly to your skills, knowledge, and enhance your career opportunities on graduation.
The course allows full integration with existing science based BSc courses and the chance of a substantive research project.
In addition to providing subject-specific knowledge, we equip you with the best possible skills for future careers. There is a strong emphasis on practical-based teaching, small-group teaching, online learning and problem solving. You will gain a wide range of transferable skills which are highly valued by employers. You will be ideally placed to focus on your personal development and make the most of your intercalating year.
- Work placement opportunities
This is a 1-year intercalating degree so does not include a work placement.
Whilst the University endeavours to ensure that the information contained in this document is accurate at the date of publication the University does not accept liability for any inaccuracies contained within it. Where circumstances change outside of the reasonable control of the University, the University reserves the right to change or cancel parts of, or entire, programmes of study or services at any time without liability, even after students have registered at the University. Where students have registered at the University, if changes or cancellations are made, the University will look to provide satisfactory alternative arrangements.
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