10 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: MED6003

Aims/Description: The module will provide a broad explanation of the multi-faceted nature and complexity of bacterial pathogenicity. It will explain that pathogenicity is not just down to the expression of a particular toxin, but that bacteria have developed very elegant and complex processes through which they colonise a host and cause disease. The module will use a step by step approach using some of the main models and paradigms of how bacteria are able to colonise the host and cause disease at a mechanistic level.

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work
WebCT resources are available for this module

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease):

Teaching timetable


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