15 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: None


Aims/Description: This module allows the student to understand how genomics can be used to provide a more accurate diagnosis, predict which drugs are likely to be more effective and monitor treatment and control of infectious disease in individuals and populations. The student will learn about the genomic structure of infectious agents, and the implication of acquisition or loss of nucleotides within the genome, with the resulting effects on the genes and plasmids on pathogenicity, and how this can alter sensitivity of a pathogen to drug treatment and also how the response to the host can be altered.

Restrictions on availability: None

Staff Contact: Helen Hickson
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Neuroscience):

Teaching timetable


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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

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