Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
The following aspects of the interactions of microbes with their hosts will be presented in lectures, tutorials, discussion groups and videos: The history of infectious diseases, medically important viruses and bacteria, pathogenic mechanisms in infectious diseases, immunity to infection, and their regulation, control of infection by vaccines and drugs, and emerging diseases.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
Written theory examination (40%)
Mid-semester examination (10%)
Practical examination (25%)
In-semester laboratory and tutorial components (25%)
3 lectures and one 3-hour laboratory class or tutorial/discussion session per week.
See also Unit timetable information
Must be enrolled in one of the following:
+ Bachelor of Biomedical Science (including double degree programs)
+ Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Scholar Program)
+ Bachelor of Biomedical Science Advanced with Honours