Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Year and Campus:||2016|
Dr Karena Waller
Currently enrolled students:
- Further information: https://futurestudents.unimelb.edu.au
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.
Microbiology & Immunology Major Graduates should demonstrate:
|Structure & Available Subjects:||
There are two specialisations within the Microbiology and Immunology major.
Both specialisations contain the following two core subjects:
Bachelor of Biomedicine |
Bachelor of Science
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