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|Year and Campus:||2009|
Ms Sandra Uren
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
|Overview:||Life on earth began with microorganisms and depends on their numerous activities which are mostly beneficial but sometimes disastrous. The human immune system has evolved to control harmful microbes but can itself inflict damage on its host. This major will examine and integrate Microbiology, the study of microorganisms with Immunology. Skills developed include the ability to acquire, analyse and apply information from multiple sources, including the laboratory. The major opens up careers in diagnostics, forensic microbiology, vaccine development, molecular biology, biotechnology and regulation, as well as further research into a range of infectious diseases, the genetics and pathogenesis of the causative agent, the various outcomes of the immune system in a setting of infection, autoimmunity, and cancer. It provides a basis for further study into medicine and other paramedical disciplines.|
|Objectives:||On completion of this major, students should be able to: |
Students completing Microbiology, Infection and Immunity will need to complete the following subjects:
Microbes, Infections and Responses - this subject includes 2hours laboratory based practical work per week
Principles of Immunology
Plus one subject from:
Medical and Applied Immunology
NB Complete information on third year level subjects will be available in the 2010 Handbook which will be published late 2009.
Study Period Commencement:
|Links to further information:||http://www.bbiomed.unimelb.edu.au/bachelor_of_biomedicine/course_structure|
Bachelor of Biomedicine |
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