Infection Sciences

Infection Science focuses on areas such as clinical microbiology, immunology, parasitology and virology.


Healthcare science staff working in this field study the culture and identification of bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites that cause infection and disease, including infectious diseases.

In a wider public health role, they work in the prevention and control of epidemics including susceptibility testing of the infectious pathogens to antimicrobial drugs, such as antibiotics, that will guide the treatment of patients.

Last updated on 15th February 2024