Modern high-throughput sequencing methodologies can provide unprecedented specificity for diagnosing infectious diseases and tracking the spread of an outbreak. Following introductory lectures about the global burden and transmission routes of infectious diseases, you will learn about the basic biology and genomics of bacteria, fungi and viruses, features associated with pathogenicity, the basis for antibiotic susceptility and the problem of antibiotic resistance. Clinical examples discussed will include tuberculosis, human immunodeficiency virus, Salmonella and Ebola.
15 Masters level credits
Module attendance required
Teaching delivered one day each week for five consecutive weeks.
First iteration - February 2019
Second iteration - November 2019
The module will be assessed via a short presentation, and an exam made up of short answer questions and a choice of essay. For those taking the module as a stand-alone option, you need only take the assessment if you require the University credits.
Academics involved in the delivery of this module
Other University staff teaching
- Prof Alexander Tarr, University of Nottingham
This module can be taken as a stand-alone assessed or non-assessed course.
You should have a good honours degree in a life sciences subject, although we will consider applicants with alternative qualifications and professional experience within the health service or other relevant background. You should either take Fundamentals in Human Genetics and Genomics and Omics Techniques and their Application to Genomic Medicine first, or be able to show you have equivalent knowledge and understanding to enable you to benefit from this module.
Please contact the Programme Administrator for further information at firstname.lastname@example.org