INFECTION AND IMMUNITY
Credit points: 15
In this subject students are introduced to the relationships between microorganisms, humans and the public health implications. Topics include an overview of the lymphatic system: non-specific and adaptive aspects of the immune system: introductory microbiology of viruses, bacteria and protozoa: infections of the gut, respiratory tract, skin, urogenital tract, eye, nosocomial/community infections, infection prevention and control in hospitals and the community.
SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS
Subject Co-ordinatorJanelle Page
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites One of HBS1HBA, PHE1HEH or equivalent.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Microbiology and Infection control for health professionals, 3rd edn||Prescribed||Lee & Bishop (6th edition)||Pearson|
|Readings||Anatomy & physiology||Recommended||Marieb E and Hoehn K (9th edition)||Pearson|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of normal flora and host defences in the human by describing the relationship with the human body
- Tutorial classes will explore these concepts
02. Explain the interactions between viruses, bacteria, protozoans and multicellular parasites with the innate and adaptive immune system
- Examination of specific diseases and the signs, symptoms and treatment of each via completion of online practical and workshop activities
03. Describe the concepts of pathogenesis, epidemiology and prevention and control of infectious diseases
- Tutorial classes and worksheet activities will explore these concepts
04. Explain the role of immunisation as a method of minimising outbreaks of infectious diseases
- Online quizzes and tutorials will allow students to explore the concepts of immunisation and infectious disease control
05. Research scientific information in a form that is understood by peers
- Preparation of a fact sheet on a relevant infectious disease
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Online, 2018, Semester 2, Online
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJanelle Page
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Timetabled online class"
|One fact sheet, equivalent to 1,000 words||25||02, 03, 05|
|Practical quiz equivalent to 750 words||20||01|
|One 2-hour examination||55||02, 03, 04|