Molecular Microbiology module (BS32004)

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Semester 2

The aim of this module is to introduce you to specialist topics within the areas of bacterial and fungal microbiology. This module will underpin more specialised areas of molecular microbiology that you will encounter in your Level 4 laboratory projects and in Semester 2 of Level 4. The module aims to strengthen your skills critical analysis of scientific literature and in self-directed learning.

After completing this module, you should be able to explain broad aspects of microbiology at both the cellular and sub-cellular level. In particular you will understand the principles that underlie the process of:

  • how microbes influence the environment
  • how microbes colonise a niche
  • how microbes grow and develop
  • how microbes influence eukaryotes
  • the molecular basis of microbial pathogenicity and virulence
  • the molecular mechanism of antimicrobials mode of action


This module is available on following courses: