This 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.
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.
Programme participants will have access to key texts and research bases and will have direct contact with leading clinicians and clinical scientists, providing a repository of information on infection disciplines that can be accessed at any time.
This degree will also be attractive to those who have completed their training but wish to fulfill continuing 12ical 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, 12ical Microbiology and medical Virology.
This specialist programme will offer you the knowledge and skills required to enhance your 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.
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. In Year 2 students choose six courses from the list of available courses.
- 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
- 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
Research in Infection Medicine, written reflective element (project)
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