University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

Veterinary Microbiology

The course encompasses studies of the pathogenicity, diagnostics, identification, epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance of a range of bacterial pathogens including: Streptococcus pneumoniae, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli. There aregroups working on zoonotic pathogens, such as Campylobacter, Escherichia coli, and Salmonella. Techniques used include: pathogen culture and diagnostic identification methods, PCR and transcriptomic and genomic technologies, including metagenomics, resequencing and genotyping cell separation, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, proteomics and infection models. The aims of the research are to investigate the transmission routes and behaviour of pathogens during infections and use this knowledge to design better therapeutic strategies or vaccines in order to improve the health of humans and animals.

Entry requirements

The normal entry requirement is a good first degree in a relevant scientific subject.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time - 3 years
PhD Part-time - 6 years
MPhil Full-time - 2 years
MPhil Part-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Centre Campus Liverpool L3 5PS North West

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