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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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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. (This course has integrated practicals and some sessions will be taught in the Department of Biochemisty in the city centre, which can be reached on foot (c.15 minutes)).Please note: Due to the nature of the integral practicals, which may involve handling pathogen cultures, you are advised not to do this course if you are immune-compromised.


Course dates

10 Jul 2017 to 14 Jul 2017

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

26 Jun 2017

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code