Medical Microbiology: Cellular Pathogens

Subject 526-313 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Undergraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 33 lectures and three hours of tutorials
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: Microbiology 526-201 and 526-221 and preferably one or more of the following: microbiology 526-205, biochemistry 521-211 and 521-212, or genetics 652-214 and 652-215.BBiomedSc students: microbiology 526-201 or 526-205; 521-213 and 536-250.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: Credit cannot be obtained for this subject if credit has already been obtained for 526-308 (1999 Handbook) or for both 526-311 and 526-312 (2002 Handbook).
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Prof R Strugnell; Mrs H Cain
Subject Overview:

Upon completion of this subject students should understand and be able to describe:

  • how bacteria and parasites cause disease; and

  • how infectious diseases caused by bacteria and parasites are spread, diagnosed, treated and/or prevented.

Students should be able to apply relevant knowledge of microbial pathogenesis, immunity and epidemiology to the determination of appropriate strategies for developing new diagnostic protocols, treatments or vaccines.

Assessment: A 1-hour written examination held mid-semester (20%); a 3-hour written examination in the examination period (80%).
Prescribed Texts: Bacterial Pathogenesis - A Molecular Approach (A A Salyers and D D Whitt), 2nd edn, 2002
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Students enrolled in the BSc (pre-2008 BSc), BASc or a combined BSc course will receive science credit for the completion of this subject.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Biomedical Science
Bachelor of Science

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