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Medical Mycology (CPD courses)

Gain theoretical understanding and practical skills in mycology with our unique laboratory-based CPD programme.

Medical Mycology - CPD courses Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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Overview

Course overview

We offer four CPD courses in Medical Mycology that are accredited by the Royal College of Pathologists and the Institute of Biomedical Science. 

These courses are ideal if you are a medical consultant, registrar, clinical scientist or trainee in an infection-related speciality with good background knowledge of medical microbiology and infection, and a desire to improve your understanding of medical mycology.

Our courses aim to help you improve your theoretical understanding and practical skills in specific aspects of the field. These courses are:

Each course is three weeks long and can be taken on its own or in conjunction with other courses. You can complete all four courses with a view to obtaining a PGCert in Medical Mycology.  

You can view more course information below and in our Medical Mycology CPD course flyer (PDF, 773KB).

Degree awarded
PG Credit
Duration
3 weeks - Full time
Entry requirements

Either:

An honours degree (minimum 2:1), or overseas equivalent, is required for direct entry to the programme.

Or:

Medical Doctors, Clinical Scientists or Trainees in an infection-related specialty, with a good background knowledge of medical microbiology and infection.

Non-standard applicants for the programme will be considered on an individual basis.

International students must have an equivalent classification and should refer to entry requirements from your country for further information.

Full entry requirements

Contact email
Contact telephone
+44 (0)161 291 2500
How to apply

To give you the greatest opportunity to join our course and make the admissions process and quick and easy as possible we recommend you read the below guidance.

We recommend you apply as early as possible; application will remain open until the beginning of the next academic year, however we reserve the right to close applications earlier if the course is full.

Please apply via our online application form , following any instructions for completion carefully. Contact  pgtaught.medicine@manchester.ac.uk if you have problems.

Application

Your application form must be accompanied by supporting documents:

  • Two academic references on letter headed paper or sent from work emails. Professional references can be provided in instances where you have been out of university for more than 3 years. We do not contact referees directly so please inform them yourself.
  • Copies of official degree certificates (with translations if not in English)
  • Copies of official University transcripts (with translations if not in English)
  • A personal statement - approximately 250-500 words detailing your interest in (i) the course and (ii) a career in medical mycology.
  • Full curriculum vitae including voluntary experience
  • A scanned copy of your passport
  • Proof of English language proficiency (if required)

Supporting documents can be uploaded with the online application form, or sent directly to pgtaught.medicine@manchester.ac.uk . After applying, please do not submit documents in any other way without telling us first so we can provide you with the most efficient service.

Please make sure you include your University ID number on any correspondence and do not send any documents before you have submitted your application.

Course options

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Course description

Our four (three-week) CPD courses aim to result in a significant level of theoretical understanding and practical skills in specific aspects of Medical Mycology.

The Manchester mycology programme is unique and unrivalled, because our students spend much of their time actually in the laboratory, learning how to be mycologists. We will provide a number of hands-on practical sessions linked with each module as well as work experience at the NHS Mycology Reference Centre Manchester (MRCM), clinics and ward rounds. The faculty for the Manchester mycology programme is of an exceptionally high standard with a number of world leading scientists, mycologists, microbiologists and clinicians involved.

The CPD courses would suit any Medical Consultant or Registrar, Clinical Scientist or Trainee in an infection-related speciality, with good background knowledge of medical microbiology and infection, wishing to further their understanding of medical mycology.

Completion of all four courses including end of year exams may make you eligible for the PG Cert in Medical Mycology degree.

The four (three-week) CPD courses available are:

  • Essentials of Fungal Disease (dates TBC)
  • Diagnosis of Fungal Infection: From the patient to the laboratory and back again (dates TBC)
  • Molecular Mycology: A Practical Approach (dates TBC)
  • Essentials of Antifungals and Antifungal Therapy (dates TBC)

More details of each course can be found below:

Essentials of Fungal Disease (see sample Essentials of Fungal Disease 2015-16 programme  [PDF, 101KB])

This course provides a succinct grounding in the clinical manifestations, laboratory diagnoses and management of fungal infections found in European, American and Australasian practices. Emphasis is based on clinical presentation, specimen collection, interpretation of clinical and laboratory findings and choice of treatment regimens. A variety of learning and teaching methods will be used and include lectures, seminars, problem based learning, case studies, laboratory practicals, eLearning material and tasks, weekly journal club, visits to clinics, as well as private study.

Molecular Mycology: A Practical Approach (see sample Molecular Mycology 2015-16 programme  [PDF, 107KB])

This course provides a detailed understanding of the molecular technologies for medical mycology research and diagnostic purposes. The emphasis is to provide both detailed theoretical knowledge and practical skills in molecular mycology. A variety of learning and teaching methods will be used and include lectures, seminars, problem based learning, case studies, laboratory practicals, eLearning material and tasks, weekly journal club, visits to clinics, as well as private study.

Diagnosis of Fungal Infection: From the Patient to the Laboratory and Back Again (see sample Diagnosis of Fungal Infection 2015-16 programme  [PDF, 141KB])

This course will cover a broad range of conventional and non-culture based methods for the investigation of superficial and systemic fungal infections, and will provide a good grounding in the principles, practice and interpretation of these examinations. A variety of learning and teaching methods will be used and include lectures, seminars, problem based learning, case studies, laboratory practicals, eLearning material and tasks, weekly journal club, visits to clinics, as well as private study.

Essentials of Antifungals and Antifungal Therapy (see sample Essentials of Antifungal Therapy 2015-16 programme [PDF, 94KB])

This course introduces the major classes of antifungals, their mode of action and use in clinical practice as well as antifungal resistance; and equips with skills in performing and interpreting antifungal susceptibility tests and therapeutic drug monitoring. Generally accepted practices and guidelines will also be covered as well as antifungal drug development. A variety of learning and teaching methods will be used and include lectures, seminars, problem based learning, case studies, laboratory practicals, eLearning material and tasks, weekly journal club, visits to clinics, as well as private study.

Open days

While there are no specific open days planned for the CPD units, applicants can come to view the facilities by prior arrangement.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • Modular (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,500 per 15 credit module
    International students (per annum): £1,500 per 15 credit module
  • Modular (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,500 per 15 credit module
    International students (per annum): £1,500 per 15 credit module
The fees quoted above are fully inclusive of course tuition, administration, laboratory costs and bench fees and computational costs during your studies.