Immunology and Infectious Disease


Professional Training (Virtual Internship)



Immunology and Infectious Disease is a dynamic field, and our online training brings the world of defense and pathology to learners' screens. Delve into the intricacies of the immune system, understanding its cellular and molecular components through research studies. This professional training will provide you with essential Immunology and Infectious Disease research skills and knowledge to become a successful Immunulogist. It will provide you with the knowledge and understanding of participating in immunology research projects related to the areas of immunology. This 8-week training is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to participate in immunology and infectious diseases research projects. It will also train you to participate in doctoral or postdoctoral research. This professional training aims to provide essential knowledge for developing your early immunology research career. You will immerse yourself in the digital landscape of immunology and infectious diseases research training, you will not only acquire the research skills for performing research but also become an architect of insights that drive advancements in immunology and infectious diseases research


This training will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of performing literature reviews in immunology and infectious diseases, developing your research proposal, and writing a literature review. It aims to provide essential knowledge for developing your early research career in the immunology and infectious diseases field. Customize your learning experience to fit your schedule with the flexibility of online training. Access materials, and research tasks at your own pace, accommodating work, personal commitments, and different time zones. To stay competitive in the field of immunology and infectious diseases research, universities and organizations need experienced immunologists with research skills and an understanding of cutting-edge methods. Bridge the gap between theory and application with a focus on translational research.



Start Date: 5 May 2024

Places: 03

Duration: 2 months (8 weeks)

Delivery: Online

Workload: 4-6 hours per week

Fees: £275

Registration: Register here

Contact: Elisa Hampson



  • Develop a deep understanding of the fundamental principles of immunology and infectious diseases research
  • Acquire a comprehensive knowledge of literature reviews and developing a research proposal
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the scholarly landscape in your field
  • Develop critical thinking skills to immunology and infectious diseases knowledge in research

  • Engage in research tasks related to immunology and infectious diseases research



The online distance-learning delivery of the training will provide opportunities to receive expertise from the Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID) researchers and material from our partners.


  • Module 1 - Literature review: During the first module of your virtual training, you will gain experience in literature reviewing and finding articles using research databases and search engines. Explore the techniques of effective introduction, discussion, and conclusion that elevate a research paper to captivating narratives. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the scholarly landscape in your field, learning how to identify key contributors, seminal works, and evolving trends. Develop the skills to critically evaluate research studies, synthesize findings, and identify gaps in current knowledge. Develop strategies for comparing and contrasting diverse perspectives and creating a research topic. Uncover the secrets of well-structured research papers, from the formulation of research topics to the summarizing of key information.


  • Module 2 - Developing a research proposal: Immerse yourself in the foundational principles of research proposal development, gaining insights into the key components that define a successful research project. Explore the template and methodologies used across disciplines, tailoring your understanding to the unique demands of your field. You will gain knowledge in writing your research proposal. You will develop your research idea in module 2 and learn to develop a research plan for your idea. Master the art of crafting clear, focused, and impactful research questions that lay the groundwork for your entire proposal. Engage in tasks that guide you through the process of refining and structuring research inquiries that drive meaningful investigations. Explore the significance of reviewing literature and a well-defined conceptual framework in providing the theoretical underpinnings of your research. Learn to present your research idea coherently and compellingly.


  • Module 3 - Clinical research methodology: In module 3, you will learn to perform data analysis and statistical analysis in research. You will be given different research tasks to perform data analysis. Engage in practice tasks that reinforce your understanding of statistical fundamentals, ensuring a solid grasp of the analytical toolkit. Navigate the landscape of statistical techniques, learning how to choose the most appropriate methods based on your research questions and data characteristics. You will also learn about the policies and consent required to work with patients and ethics in conducting clinical research. You will also learn the codes of practice and standards, which will provide you with practical guidance to carry out research activities involving patients.


  • Module 4 - Healthcare research project: You will work on a short literature review project and apply your knowledge of your area in your research task. The research project aims to improve your academic writing, research, critical thinking, and literature search skills. The project offers a roadmap to construct literature reviews that resonate with depth, coherence, and scholarly impact. Navigate through databases, academic journals, and other resources to compile a rich array of literature relevant to your research. Develop the skills to critically evaluate research studies, synthesize findings, and identify gaps in current knowledge. 

Entry Requirements


  • This training starts with a beginner level and progresses towards the mid and advanced levels. However, prior research experience is not required.
  • This training is designed for all levels of students (Undergraduate students, Master's degree students, or Ph.D.).
  • Our online training is taught in English. Therefore, you must have good English language skills.

Certificate of Completion


After completing all the parts of this Professional Training (Virtual Internship), you will be provided with an e-certificate of completion at Cambridge Centre for Innovation and Development (CamCID).

Career Opportunities


This virtual training is designed to aid professional development in the field of immunology and infectious diseases research, enabling you to further your expertise within an existing career path or to change career direction, for example, into an Immunologist or immunology and infectious diseases researcher. Here are several career paths that individuals with expertise in this field may pursue:


  • Immunology and Infectious Disease Researcher
  • Immunologist
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Clinical Trial Coordinator
  • Health Informatics Specialist
  • Immunology Data Analyst
  • Consultant in Immunology
  • Immunology Tutor
  • Research Assistant


Joining a virtual internship in Immunology research provides a strong foundation for a research career that aims to advance your understanding of Immunology and improve the treatment of infectious diseases.

Design AND Delivery


This online training is delivered on our virtual learning platform (Moodle). The training is self-paced and it can be completed on your schedule within the training's duration. The training includes recorded guides, templates, learning material, ebooks, and research-based tasks. It is designed by the CamCID Research Team and Guest Lecturers (faculty members from international universities).

Fees and Funding


UK and International: £275 (including electronic certificate).