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University of Chester: Infection and Immunity

Institution University of Chester
Department Institute of Medicine
Study type Taught


Infectious diseases are a key aspect of world health that often get overlooked. However, with the rise in incidence of antibiotic resistance and the increasing threat of emerging pathogens, infectious diseases are now taking their place at the forefront of public health. On this course you will explore the ability of microorganisms to cause disease even in the presence of our complex immune systems. As well as pathogenic mechanisms, you will also focus on current practices and cutting-edge developments in medical interventions to combat, control, and ultimately cure, infectious disease.

Why study this course with us?

We aim to develop your research and writing skills so that you will be in a position to contribute to the field in an effective manner. You will be trained to interpret the literature and translate that into evidence-based practice.

The course culminates in the Research Dissertation, which will be assessed through your production of two articles in the style of published scientific work. These articles may be literature, data or laboratory based, depending on your interests. Our aim will be to develop these to publication with you if suitable.

The content of the course is mapped to academic content of The Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board Speciality Training Curriculum for Immunology, and Speciality Training Curriculum for Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine.

If biomedical or clinical research is your interest, upon successful completion of the MSc you may wish to continue with your education by studying for a PhD. Alternatively you could study for medicine, physician associate studies or a PGCE.


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