Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours of lectures and 6 X 3 hour practical classes and 6 X 1 hour on-line computer aided learning associated with each practical class = 60 hours total. |
Total Time Commitment:
Passes in 1st year Biology and the following two subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
The prerequisite subjects should have provided an appropriate background for this subject.
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
Non allowed subjects:
|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.
CoordinatorMrs Helen Cain, Mrs Sandra Uren, Prof Lorena Brown
Mrs Helen Cain:
Mrs Sandra Uren
Prof Lorena Brown:
Ms Chantelle Linnett
This subject describes how microbes (bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites) cause infections in humans, and how our immune system responds. The characteristics of some of the pathogens which cause respiratory, gastrointestinal, sexually transmissible diseases and hospital acquired infections, are discussed together with the body's immune response to these pathogens, and the design of appropriate interventions, including vaccines and antibodies. The community and public health response is also described so that the interaction between pathogen, host and environment can be seen.
This is a fully integrated course, that is, the lecture and the practical course build on, and support, each other. The practical course comprises a series of case studies which illustrate and revise material covered in the lectures.
Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Schaechter's Mechanisms of Microbial Disease (N C Engleberg, V DiRita and T S Dermody), 4th Edn, 2006
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Biomedicine.
Bachelor of Biomedicine |
Defence and Disease |
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG. Core selective subjects for B-BMED.
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Microbiology and immunology |
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