Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

The course in clinical microbiology is designed to be both a complete curriculum in clinical microbiology for new entrants into the field and as an update and extension for those already in it. The course provides students a with theoretical, laboratory, and clinically applied aspects of the discipline and associated subjects, such as molecular biology.

If you have a degree in Biomedical Science we recommend you consider the MSc Biomedical Science(Medical microbiology)

Your formal teaching will include lectures, practicals and workshops.

Many students use the MSc as preparation for their FRCPath examinations. The course curriculum and assessment is designed for clinicians. To enable inter professional development you will learn alongside scientists on the MSc Biomedical Science(Medical Microbiology) and MSc Clinical Science(Infection Science) courses

Course Modules

Modules include: Bacteriology and bacterial pathogenicity; virology; mycology; parasitology; bacterial structure, function and analysis; microbial disease: diagnosis, treatment and prevention; antimicrobials and chemotherapy; epidemiology and public health; hospital infection.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
2 years
Part Time
2 years
Part Time
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip

Qualifications required:

  • Applicants should preferably be medical practitioners, although graduates in dentistry, veterinary medicine or science will be considered provided they have suitable experience in microbiology prior to registration.