Faculty of Health Sciences

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (HONOURS) (MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY)

Purpose of the programme

The programme provides generally formative and research orientated training in Medical Microbiology. To develop the student’s knowledge and skill in medical microbiology, and to enable him/her to contribute to the prevention and research in bacterial infectious diseases relevant to our community, and to provide a background for further study in an academic environment and optimal functioning in a work environment.

Entry Requirements

For admission to the Hons–BSc programme in Medical Sciences with Medical Microbiology as the major subject, a candidate must be in possession of a relevant BSc degree from a recognised university, with a combination of appropriate subjects such as Microbiology, biochemistry, Biotechnology and Genetics. The pass rate should be above 60% in the final year.

International Students A valid study permit. Proof of assessment of qualification by South African Authority for Qualification Assessment.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE AND CONTENT

 

Outcomes of the programme:

After completion of the programme, he/she should have the following:

   A comprehensive understanding of the diagnosis of bacterial infection

 A basic understanding of the interaction between the host and the pathogen and the epidemiology of bacterial infections

   Specific skills relevant to the work done in a medical microbiology laboratory

 An understanding of the research in a medical context and the ability to formulate and execute a research project independently.

 

Summary of Courses

COURSES

CODES

CREDITS

 

Advanced Medical Microbiology

 

MIC41M0

 

32

Molecular Microbiology

MIC42M0

16

Research Project

Elective Modules - choose one

MIC43M0

60

Research Methodology

MIC44M0

12

Reading/ Discussions in Med Microbiology  

MIC45M0  

12

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