Immunology and Eukaryotic Microbiology (with science enterprise trip)

Module code: BS2033

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

  • Immunology: the structure and function of the immune system at the cellular and molecular level and how this immune system responds to infection (parasitic and fungal)
  • The wonders of the world of parasites. How they live and how they manipulate human immunity.
  • The biology and technological applications of fungi. How fungi help us and how they infect us and cause disease.