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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


Because of the impact worldwide of the coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 International Summer Programmes have been replaced by the Virtual Summer Festival of Learning

This course is part of the Science Summer Programme Term I 2020.

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 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 also delve into the world of pathogens and 'unculturables', touching on the latest developments 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 immune-compromised as it may involve handling pathogen cultures.


Course dates

05 Jul 2020 to 11 Jul 2020

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

22 Jun 2020

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


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom
01223 760850

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Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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