Microbiology is the study of organisms that are too small to be seen by the naked eye but which have a profound effect on our lives.
Microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae and protozoa can sometimes be harmful and cause infectious diseases. Others are beneficial and are exploited by biotechnology industries to produce food, alcoholic drinks and drugs.
Until recently many clinicians thought of the diseases caused by microorganisms as largely being solved. This assessment was too optimistic and microbiology is re-emerging as a critical science to face new challenges from organisms that no longer respond to conventional antibiotic treatment or vaccination programmes.
Major emphasis is placed upon laboratory work throughout the Microbiology (Hons) programme of Glasgow Caledonian University , culminating in a five-day practical molecular biology workshop that brings together theory and practice.
This fascinating and varied programme can lead to careers in healthcare, food and water industries, biotechnology, the environment, pharmaceuticals and research.
Cells and Biomolecules
Core Skills in Biosciences
Introduction to Microbiology
Mechanisms of Cellular Regulation
Core Skills in Biosciences
Genomes and Bioinformatics
Fundamental Cell Biology
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