Leeds, United Kingdom

Physiology and Microbiology in Action: Exploring Respiratory Health

when 19 July 2020 - 1 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 1820

Are you interested in microbiology and the causes of infectious disease? Do you want to explore human physiology and gain skills in biomedical sciences? This module will introduce you to how lungs work, how infectious disease disrupts lung function, and what can be done about it.

Through a mixture of classes, practical work and field trips you will develop your understanding of lung function. You will examine the differences between viruses and bacteria and explore techniques for investigating respiratory function. For the practical laboratory sessions you will have access to state of the art facilities in the Faculty of Biological Sciences.

You will gain practical scientific skills and have the opportunity to measure your own lung function. You will also investigate how bacteria and their drug sensitivities are identified. The module includes visits to a hospital microbiology laboratory, the Faculty Electron Microscopy facility and the Thackray Medical Museum.

Please note, the Leeds International Summer School runs for four weeks (4 July - 1 August 2020). You can choose to study with us for two weeks or for the full four-week programme. Each module lasts two weeks so you study one module if you choose to attend for two weeks and two modules if you choose to attend for four weeks.

Target group

Undergraduate/Bachelor students

Course aim

The objective of the module is to give students a taste of physiology and microbiology in action, in the context of lung function and infections.

Credits info

5 EC
The module is worth 10 Leeds credits = 5 ECTS. You can transfer the credits earned back to your home degree subject to approval.

Fee info

GBP 1820: Includes tuition, accommodation, breakfast and lunch, Monday - Friday, academic field trip, weekend cultural excursions, social programme and premium gym membership.


Scholarships worth £500 are available for students with good academic standing to help pay your fees. You can apply as part of your application to LISS.