Infectious disease is a major challenge to society in the developed and developing worlds.
The Infectious Diseases programme investigates the microorganisms that can cause disease in humans and animals and how a host responds to infection. It brings together the study of bacteriology, virology, immunology and molecular biology.
You will study the interaction between microorganisms and their hosts, the processes of infection and how microbes cause disease. This knowledge can then be applied to the development of prevention and therapeutic strategies such as antibiotics, antiviral agents and vaccines.
The Biomedical Teaching Organisation supports all programmes within Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences. If you'd like to have a chat about any of our programmes, please get in touch and we'll do our best to answer any questions you might have.