Allam medical building

Faculty of Health Sciences

Infection, Immunity and Anti-Microbial Therapies

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

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What you'll study

Develop your knowledge, confidence and competence in providing care for patients with infections. Building upon your clinical experience and case studies from practice, you will be challenged to interrogate the evidence that underpins clinical decisions.

This module is completely online using the latest digitally enhanced teaching techniques and delivered asynchronously (in your own time) and synchronously (through workshops, group activities and tutorial support). You will be taught and supported by academic lecturers and practising clinicians with a wealth of experience and expertise in their field.

This module will challenge you to:

  • Enhance your understanding of the physiology of immunity and response to infection, including sepsis.
  • Critically interrogate the evidence and decision making which informs the choice of clinical therapies for those with infections.
  • Develop your knowledge of common pathogens, presentations and treatments, including anti-microbial pharmacology.
  • Consider how immune-compromise impacts on an individual’s response to illness.
  • Explore and debate of the concept of antibiotic stewardship and drug resistance.

Starts in: Duration:
May 12 weeks (1 semester)

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

Find out more

Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from ‘bite-size’ taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

A degree at 2:2 or above, an undergraduate diploma or evidence of successful completion of level 7 study within the past 5 years, current registration with a UK health regulatory body and a minimum of six months clinical experience.

Fees and funding

Home: £640 (10 credit module)

How to apply

We will be accepting applications to study this course later in the year.