Faculty of Health Sciences

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY

The Master of Science in Medical Microbiology is designed to provide sound advanced knowledge in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Disease for graduates with honours in Medical Microbiology to pursue further training in Medical Microbiology.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Recognition of Prior Learning Honours degree in Medical Microbiology or equivalent.

B Sc Honours In Science with a strong background in Medical Microbiology. Other Science graduates with a background in Virology can also be considered. Science students without honours may enroll but they are required to do B Sc honours status examination. Science students who have undergone a four (4) year degree course will also be eligible.

Medical Technologist who have undertaken the B Tech degree from Technikons. They may be required to sit for a status examination to establish their eligibility. This may however be waived in exceptional circumstances on the recommendation of the head and the Higher Degrees Committee.

Medical doctors with a special interest in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases who might later want to specialise in the discipline or may simply want to gain experience in research.

Summary of Courses

COURSES

CODES

CREDITS

Discussions & Seminars

MMM51M0

120

Research Project  

MMM52M0  

60

(180)

 

EXIT LEVEL = Masters Degree in Medical Microbiology) = Minimum of 180 credits from prescribed core courses at masters level.

Delivery mode

The programme is offered in a format accessible to full time and part time students in the form of seminars, self- directed learning, Research project in a specified topic under supervision.