Immunology and Eukaryotic Microbiology

Module code: BS2032

Do you know your closest companions? Take BS2032 and discover how we live in a world dominated by bacteria, parasites and fungi. Using lectures and practical hands-on activities you will learn about the microbial world and our response to it. Team work, time management, laboratory skills and data analysis are all involved as you gain new understanding of the love/hate relationship between us and the microbial world. There will be a week-long field course as part of this module and BS2030 (Principles of Microbiology)

Topics covered

  • The vertebrate response to infection 
  • Structure and function of the immune system at the cellular and molecular level
  • Biology and technological applications of fungi (including yeasts)
  • Protozoa as human parasites


  • 22 hours of lectures
  • 18 hours of practical classes/workshops
  • 110 hours of guided independent study


  • Workbook (40%)
  • Exam (60%)