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Institute of Continuing Education

This course is part of the Science Summer Programme.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

Classroom sessions and practicals will illustrate the variety and importance of microbes, with an emphasis on human health. We will isolate, grow and identify bacteria from different sources, see how they move, investigate how antibiotics work and how resistance is spread. We will also delve into the world of pathogens and 'unculturables', and touch on the latest developments that are revolutionising the way we view microbes. Taught in the Department of Biochemistry (1km, c.15 mins walk). NB. You are advised not to do this course if you are immunecompromised as it may involve handling pathogen cultures.


Course dates

16 Jul 2018 to 20 Jul 2018

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

25 Jun 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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