Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
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|Faculty||Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences|
|Organisational Unit||School of Biomedical Sciences|
|Offered||Clayton Second semester 2015 (Day)|
|Coordinator(s)||Prof Brian Cooke and Mr Mohamed Mohideen|
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.
The aim of this unit is to introduce students to microorganisms, their importance in the environment, their importance in human health and disease, and the methods used to study them in the laboratory and in their human hosts.
On successful completion of this unit, students will have gained an understanding of:
On successful completion of this unit, students will have skills in:
Written theory examination (50%)
Practical examination (25%)
Laboratory reports and quizzes (20%)
Laboratory practical skills (5%)
A pass in the final exam must be obtained to pass the unit.
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