In 2019, the World Health Organisation listed ‘High Threat Pathogens’; ‘Influenza Pandemic’; Antimicrobial Resistance’; ‘Dengue’; ‘HIV’ and ‘Vaccine Hesitancy’ as among the ten top threats to global health. In 2020, societies across the world suffered the profound effects of the rapid spread of the novel SARS-CoV2 virus. These global problems highlight the need for professionals who fully understand the role of microorganisms in public health, in order to respond appropriately to such threats.
Our Microbiology in Public Health MSc program covers the role of microorganisms in health and disease of the individual and of society. We focus on the science of microorganisms and the range of strategies employed for public health protection, including epidemiology, public health intelligence, vaccination, antimicrobial chemotherapy, diagnostic microbiology and outbreak investigation.
We will take you beyond studying microorganisms as causes of infection and how they can be detected and controlled to how epidemiology and intelligence can inform public health protection. There has never been a more appropriate time to study microbiology!
This interesting and unique interdisciplinary course has never been more relevant than in the midst of a global pandemic: we train our students to critically study and apply understanding of microbiology to global public health issues. Students benefit from excellent new science facilities and are supported by experts, allowing them to develop professional and transferrable skills for a range of careers in different sectors. Come and join us!
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- Control Of Infectious Disease (BHS022-6)
- Dissertation (PUB010-6)
- Epidemiology In Public Health (PUB002-6)
- Microbiology & Public Health Research Methods (BHS026-6)
- Microbiology Research Project (BHS023-6)
- Microorganisms In Health And Disease (BHS024-6)
- Molecular And Diagnostic Microbiology (BHS025-6)
- Principles, Policies And Issues In Public Health (PUB017-6)
- Public Health Protection (PUB008-6)