The Biology of Infectious Disease BSc provides you with a broad knowledge base encompassing deep understanding of the scientific basis of health and disease. The science of infectious diseases is a modern, cutting edge topic, and this course will develop your understanding of causes and public health impact of infectious disease, host response and diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. The course will build your competencies in a range of specialist areas including immunology and virology, pathology and toxicology, and integrates experimental and theoretical experience with computing skills and ethics, which is a broad combination to develop your transferable skills. There’s also the opportunity of a work-related placement module, enabling you to gain practical experience in your field. The course gives you 12 hours contact time with our research-active academic staff in the form of lectures, tutorials, seminars, workshops and practicals. Graduates of this degree are 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.