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Infectious disease and public health

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  • Points: 30
  • Code: SK320
  • Level: 3
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I LOVED this module! I had been looking forward to it for years and it did not disappoint!

There is a HUGE amount of information to cover in the module though - microbiology, how microorganisms cause disease, disease symptoms, diagnosis, prevention and treatment, immunology, epidemiology and public health measures. Living through the Covid-19 public health measures really brought this section to life!

I would recommend this module to anyone - but be prepared for a lot of hours of work. The tutor-marked assignments are demanding but very accessible and the exam was fair. Due to Covid, the exam I sat was a 24-hour, at-home, open-book exam. This actually added pressure, and in no way made the exam easier. It still required weeks of revision and preparation, which thankfully paid off as I achieved a distinction (so it can be done!). The tutorials were excellent and the tutors really helpful. I wish I could study this module again!

Course starting: October 2020

Review posted: September 2021

I really enjoyed this course. The topic materials were a little outdated considering the pandemic happening right now, but this was to be expected.

My tutor was amazing, really supportive. Unlike some of the other modules, I didn't find this one overkill will the amount of reading to do.

The exam was similar to previous tutor-marked assignments so my advice would be to make sure to apply yourself to these, read the feedback and understand what each question requires.

Course starting: October 2020

Review posted: August 2021

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