Small and Mighty: Introduction to Microbiology

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Overview

Explore the fascinating world of microbes and discover why they are so important

Microbes may be invisible to the eye, but they dominate every environment on Earth – including our own bodies. Microbiology is often associated with disease yet the majority of microorganisms actually help to keep us alive. So, how can you distinguish the good from the bad?

On this online microbiology course, you’ll explore an introduction to the field of microbiology and investigate the diversity of microorganisms.

You’ll also learn about the significant roles microbes play in health, food, and the environment through expert interviews, lab demonstrations and experiments you can try at home.

This course is for anyone with an interest in microbes and the diversity of microbial life. There is something for everyone, whether you are coming to this microbiology course with a fair amount of previous knowledge, or none at all.

There will be plenty of help available for those who are completely new to the subject. The course will be of particular interest to those who are studying biology at school or considering applying to a microbiology degree.

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