**Why study this course?**
The exciting Biology of Infectious Disease BSc (Hons) undergraduate degree will introduce you to the subject of infectious disease, developing the skills you need to become a talented biologist capable of analysing, processing and innovating in this increasingly important field. Special highlights of the course include work-related learning, the chance to create your own unique third year project and access to our state-of-the-art Science Centre.
**More about this course**
The science of infectious diseases is a modern, cutting-edge topic. Our Biology of Infectious Disease BSc will provide you with a broad knowledge base and deep understanding of the scientific basis of health and disease including the causes and public health impacts of infectious disease, host responses and diagnostic and therapeutic technologies.
You'll have 12 hours of contact time per week with our research-active academic staff in the form of lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and practicals. The teaching team and specially invited guest lecturers will build your competencies in a range of specialist areas including immunology and virology, pathology and toxicology. This will be integrated with both experimental and theoretical work in computing skills and ethics.
There will also be the opportunity to undertake a work-related placement module, enabling you to gain practical experience in your field. Combined with the earlier theoretical work, this will help you develop transferable skills.
In your third year, you'll work on a unique project where you can analyse your own experimental data in our fully-equipped, state-of-the-art Science Centre with specialist labratories. You'll also have access to the extensive collection of scientific books and online materials in our library to aid you in your studies.
The first year of the course includes modules covering Anatomy and Physiology, Cell Biology and Biochemistry to give you a good background in the essential aspects of biology. In the second year you'll take a range of modules including Infection Science, parasitology and Tissue Science. In your their third year, you'll take specialist modules such as Advanced Infection Science, Systems pathology and Immunology and Virology. You'll also undertake a directed final year research project.
You'll be assessed through problem solving exercises, in-class tests, data analysis, practical reports, case studies, extended essays, examinations, research project interim report, oral examination and a dissertation.
Practical skills are assessed through coursework assignments, including those in the project module. Data handling skills are assessed by practical reports, problem solving exercises, oral presentations and examinations.
Formative assessments include group activities in tutorial classes, mini-tests and project workshops.
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