Genomics and Clinical Microbiology
The analysis of bacterial genomes is revolutionising clinical microbiology, and the clinical microbiologists of the immediate future will have to process and interpret data very different from that provided by agar-centric clinical microbiology laboratories.
This course combines practical hands-on laboratory and bioinformatics work with faculty lectures by, and discussions with, leaders in this exciting and expanding area.
The principal aim is to equip clinical scientists, specialist registrars, and consultants in medical microbiology (including joint medical microbiology and infectious diseases) with sufficient understanding of these areas to meet these challenges in the future.
The course will concentrate on techniques that are currently practicable in diagnosis treatment monitoring, public health and hospital epidemiology and will examine the application of whole genome sequence analysis to clinical microbiology practice.