Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016: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:
Study Period Commencement:
Passes in the following two subjects:
Study Period Commencement:
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The prerequisite subjects should have provided an appropriate background for this subject.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Karena Waller, Dr Odilia Wijburg, Mrs Helen Cain, Prof Lorena Brown
Mrs Helen Cain:
Prof Lorena Brown:
Dr Odilia Wijburg
Dr Karena Waller
This subject describes how microbes are an essential part of our environmental ecology and participate in unique interactions within their environmental niche. This subject also describes how microbes (bacteria, viruses, parasites) cause infections in humans, and how our immune system responds. The characteristics of some of the pathogens which cause respiratory, gastrointestinal, sexually transmissible 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 antimicrobials. The effects of both these infections and the interventions to control infectious diseases on communities and public health are also described so that the interaction between pathogen, host and environment can be illustrated.
This is a fully integrated subject in which the lectures and the practical classes build on, and support, each other. The practical classes comprise a series of case studies which illustrate and revise material covered in the lecture, and aim to teach the safe and effective implementation of basic microbiological techniques.
Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to:
Attendance at practical classes is compulsory. Students who miss more than 20% of the practical component of this subject will not be eligible for final assessment.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Schaechter's Mechanisms of Microbial Disease (N C Engleberg, V DiRita and T S Dermody), 5th Edn, 2013
|Recommended Texts:|| |
Prescott’s Microbiology, By Willey, Sherwood and Woolverton. Edn 9, 2014.
|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:
Students wishing to register in this subject after week 2 of a Semester should contact the subject coordinators.
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG. |
Selective subjects for B-BMED
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Microbiology and immunology |
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