The Department is very much involved in the undergraduate medical, dental and nursing curricula. Staff actively participate in lectures, practicals, small-group teaching (problem-based learning), and clinical skills sessions of the medical curriculum. Lectures and practicals are the core of teaching in the dental and nursing curricula.

The Department of Microbiology has more than 15 academic staff who are actively involved in clinical service and research. Postgraduate students may pursue further studies and research on various aspects of microbiology and infectious diseases leading to an MPhil or PhD degree. The Master of Medical Sciences programme offers an opportunity to postgraduates interested in more in-depth studies on the biomedical aspects of clinical microbiology and infectious disease. In addition, the clinical staff of the Department also participate in the training of clinical microbiologists in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. The Infectious Disease Courses and Postgraduate Diploma Programme provides a unique avenue for the training of qualified medical practitioners in infectious diseases.

The University of Hong Kong was ranked as Asia's #1 university for Microbiology by the U.S. News & World Report in 2021.


Centre and Divisions

  • Centre for Virology, Vaccinology and Therapeutics (CVVT)

    The site visit of CVVT Laboratory for ITC was held on 27 Jul 2021. We are pleased to have Ms Rebecca Ting-Ting PUN and Mr Arthur Chung-Pak AU who are the representatives of Innovation and Technology to join. In this visiting...

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  • AIDS Institute

    The AIDS Institute of the University of Hong Kong was established in November 2007 to take HKU in a new strategic direction in fighting this global epidemic and help to make it a leader in the region in AIDS research, education and prevention. Scientists at the AIDS Institute...

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  • State Key Laboratory for Emerging Infectious Diseases

    The State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases at HKU was established by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in recognition of the outstanding contribution made by HKU scientists in response to the SARS outbreak during 2003/2004, both in mainland China and in...

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  • Carol Yu Centre for Infection

    The Carol Yu Centre for Infection is a strategic centre which aims to bring the fruits of research to clinicians and the public by education, and in turn improve clinical service and health. In 2008, the Centre was named the Carol Yu Centre for Infection, in recognition..

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