University of Salford

Degree level: Undergraduate

Human Biology and Infectious Diseases

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Course summary

This is one of the few courses available outside of medicine that combines aspects of human physiology, immunology and infectious diseases. BSc (Hons) Human Biology and Infectious Diseases focuses on human biology and the pathology, transmission and epidemiology of infectious diseases. Over the three years of study – four, if you opt for a placement year – you will gain a systematic understanding of the key aspects of human biology and infectious diseases whilst developing practical laboratory skills within a supportive environment with excellent facilities. In addition, you will study specialist modules in areas such as Pathophysiology and Veterinary and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases. This degree is ideal for careers in biomedicine, sports science, health care, health promotion, pharmaceutical and food industries and forensic science, both in the UK and internationally. Many of our graduates have been employed by large organisations such as AstraZeneca and the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute. Others have continued on to postgraduate study, either taught science Masters courses, research degrees or teaching qualifications. Features • Brings together human aspects of bioscience with applied aspects of health sciences and knowledge of infectious diseases • You will have the opportunity to apply for an industry placement after your second year, allowing you to apply your learning in local hospitals or research labs • A broad course content, meaning that graduates have several potential career opportunities open to them

Course details


Year one modules may include: Molecules to Microbes, Genetics, Cell Biology, Human Anatomy, Biological Skills, Study Skills. Year two modules may include: Molecular Biology and Genetics, Human Physiology, Introduction to Parasitology and Infectious Diseases, Biological Research Skills, Microbial Communities and Interactions, Pathophysiology. Year three- you can undertake a lab-based research project for 40 credits, a core module, and three modules from the following list, or take a literature/data analysis project worth 20 credits, your core module plus four from the following: Human Genetics [CORE MODULE], Human Microbiology and Infection Control, Advanced Pathophysiology, Clinical Immunology, Veterinary and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, Biology of Parasites.

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