The Bacterial Pathogenesis and Infection stream provides research training in fundamental aspects of bacteial pathogenesis with particular attention on the scientific and profession acumen required to establish research independence. The emphasis is on molecular approaches to understanding infection, as a function of microbial pathogenic strategy and physiology. This research-oriented approach to training in biomedical sciences comprises both theoretical and practical elements.

The course will expose students to the latest developments in the field through two six-month research projects and a series of lectures and technical workshops. Students will gain experience in applying technologically advanced approaches to biomedical research questions.

Key benefits

  • Provides the opportunity to learn directly from internationally-respected scientists through sustained interaction for the duration of the course
  • Provides hands-on training in state-of-the-art technologies and research methods relevant to bacterial infection biology research
  • Provides specific training in:
  1. Molecular microbiology and integration of molecular and cellular information to understand the genetic basis of virulence;
  2. Modelling host and microbial aspects of infection to help characterise the host-pathogen interaction;
  3. Derivation of mechanistic approaches to problem-solving in molecular and cellular biomedical science.

Delivery mode

Lectures, Practical training, Research projects, Tutorials, Workshops

Assessment mode

Critical evaluation of research, Project Dissertation and Viva Voce


Equivalent professional qualification, Undergraduate degree