When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Bushra Iqbal
  • Course Code W23SCIA01A
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This one day introduction to the field of microbiology will allow you to explore the microscopic world of bacteria, algae, fungi, and viruses and learn the skills of a microbiologist providing essential knowledge for anyone working in, or aiming to work in, the health care professions. Learn about the major infectious diseases and their causative agents. Discover the principles, and importance, of aseptic technique in preventing the spread of infection.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify differences between bacteria, viruses, and fungi
  • Identify common illnesses and infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites
  • State the conditions needed for the growth of microorganisms
  • Describe modes of transmission of microorganisms
  • Identify potential sites of fomite transmission in the environment.
  • Compare and contrast sterilisation, disinfection, pasteurisation, and decontamination


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    This course will be offered in centre. You will learn through presentation, problem solving activities, and discussion. Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the learning outcomes above.

    Entry requirements

    Open to all - no prior knowledge required.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    For further course information please email science.enquiries@morleycollege.ac.uk

    What you need

    A notepad and pen would be useful.

    What you can do next

    Further your knowledge of microorganisms by joining our Key Concepts in Science: Microbiology course.Explore other areas of science by joining our introductory days in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Medical Terminology and Earth Science.