Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Year and Campus:||2014|
Dr Karena Waller
This major provides students with a detailed understanding of Microbiology and Immunology. It combines the study of infectious microbial agents, predominantly bacteria and viruses, with the study of the host’s immune responses, which are most often beneficial but sometimes detrimental to the host. It describes how these disciplines are studied and their application to a range of areas in the biomedical sciences. The major opens up careers in infectious disease, diagnostics, molecular biology, biotechnology, vaccinology, antimicrobial chemotherapeutics, biosafety and regulation, as well as post-graduate research into infectious agents, their genes and mechanisms of disease together with the various beneficial and harmful aspects of the immune system. It provides a basis for further study into medicine and other paramedical disciplines.
Students intending to undertake this major should be aware that it requires successful completion of a practical-based subject in which products and reagents derived from animals are used.
On completion of this major, students should be able to:
|Structure & Available Subjects:||
There are two specialisations within the Microbiology and Immunology major.
Both specialisations contain the following two core subjects:
This major is available to new generation Bachelor of Science students (BSc) and Bachelor of Biomedicine (BBiomed) students. It is also available to Bachelor of Science students who commenced prior to 2008. The published structure of this major includes subjects available in the current year. Pre-2008 Bachelor of Science students who completed one or more Level 3 science subjects towards this major prior to 2010 should contact the Science Student Centre for advice on appropriate subjects to complete this major.
Bachelor of Biomedicine |
Bachelor of Science
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