As a Biology of Infectious Disease student, you’ll graduate with a deep understanding of the scientific basis of health and disease. This exciting course helps you to develop technical skills and competencies in a range of specialist areas. You’ll be equipped for careers in areas as diverse as the medical and allied research institutes, health agency laboratories, bio-analytical medical genetics and forensic units, the pharmaceutical industry and health and safety.
A typical week involves a minimum 12 hours contact time with academic staff in a variety of forms, including: lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops or practicals. Practicals and projects are conducted in the state-or-the art Science Centre purported to be the largest teaching laboratory in Europe. For a virtual tour our Science Centre facilities please go to www.londonmet.ac.uk/science. Our Library has just completed extensive renovation and has many areas for group or independent study with Wi-Fi and computer facilities, or to relax with friends over a coffee.
Students are assessed through a variety of methods including problem solving exercises, in-class tests, practical datasheets, and essays.
Formative assessments include group activities in tutorial classes and mini-tests.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2018/19 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
- Biochemistry (core, 30 credits)
- Biology (core, 30 credits)
- Chemistry (core, 30 credits)
- Scientific Studies (core, 30 credits)
After the course
Graduates will be equipped for employment in the medical and allied research institutes, health agency laboratories, in bioanalytical medical genetics and forensic units, in the pharmaceutical industry, and in information services, health and safety and science education. The analytical, numerical and communication skills developed by Medical Bioscience graduates are also in demand in non-science-based careers, such as those in the financial services sector, marketing and company administration.