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When & Where

Suitable For

  • Adults / 19+

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Fiona Murray
  • Course Code HSE003E

What you will learn

This course is for anyone with an interest in the field of Microbiology. Explore the microscopic world of bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Learn about major infectious diseases, their causative agents and how to prevent spread of infection. Open to all - no prior knowledge necessary. Ideal for anyone currently working in, or aiming to work in, the health care professions.

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

  • Compare and contrast bacteria, fungi, parasite and virus
  • Describe bacterial cell structure
  • Differentiate between gram positive and gram negative bacteria
  • Classify bacteria based on morphology
  • Differentiate between sterilisation, pasteurisation and disinfection
  • Describe the effect of mutations on bacterial resistance
  • State the basic antimicrobial medications
  • State the causative agent for common respiratory infections
  • State the causative agent for common digestive infections.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Entry requirements

    Open to all - no prior knowledge necessary.

    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. All other materials and handouts will be provided.

    Class format and activities

    A series of fun and engaging sessions delivered by a subject specialist in the field of Microbiology. You will learn through observation, group work, problem solving and discussion.