This module aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to microbiology, including fundamental aspects of microbial diversity and physiology, and with a focus on selected themes that are essential features of medical microbiology. The module will be designed to include up-to-date understanding of modern research in these fields and the link between laboratory-based discovery science and contemporary medical microbiology. The structure of the laboratory sessions will provide training in the practical skills necessary for microbiology in academic research or in the workplace. This module will feed into a 3rd year modules ‘Biofilms and Microbial Communities’ that include more emphasis on Southampton’s research strengths in microbiology and that will include contributions from staff in other faculties across the University.
Pre-requisites: BIOL1024 AND BIOL1025