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Have you ever considered how ‘simple’ organisms like bacteria and viruses can have such a big impact on other ‘complex’ lifeforms? Without a microscope, they are invisible, but their effects are all too obvious - they make us sneeze, cough, and bend over in pain, but are they always “the bad guys”? In this course, we will delve into the world of these tiny organisms and find out more about them.


Fees & bursaries


The course fee includes tuition, tea, coffee and lunch and travel on excursions (but not entrance fees to properties visited).

VAT does not apply to course fees and there is no service charge (gratuities to domestic staff are left to your discretion).


You may cancel a course booking at any time. After the 14 day cancellation period has expired, the standard ICE course cancellation policy will apply. Please view our refund and cancellation policy for further details.


The Cambridge University Press (CUP) Bursary Fund offers a bursary of 50% of the course fee to applicants who teach in a UK state school or state-funded further education institution, applying to study a day school, weekend course or online course.

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

31 Jan 2019

Course duration

1 Day

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