Microbes and Man

The impact of bacteria, fungi and viruses on humans, common themes of infectious disease mechanisms


BSc Biochemistry, BSc Medical Biochemistry, BSc Biological Sciences, BSc Human Biology


Year Two

20 Credits

In this module you will learn about how microorganisms impact on humans, both in the context of health and disease and by looking at how humans have exploited microorganisms.

This module builds on the first year module Microbiology and Infectious Disease (BIO153). It is essential for students wishing to specialise in Microbiology during their degree course and those wishing to study Applied and Environmental Microbiology (BIO303) or Molecular Basis of Bacterial Infection (BIO305) in the final year. It also provides essential microbiology for students pursuing subjects of related interest such as Genetics and Human Biology.


Lectures, seminars, practical classes and workshops, guided independent study


Exam (60%), Coursework (40%)