INFECTIONS AND EPIDEMICS

MIC1IEP

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides an introduction to microbial infections that can threaten human well being by causing either localized, epidemic or pandemic disease outbreaks. Selected microorganisms will be described and compared: the main focus is the natural habitat of the organisms (reservoirs of infection), the ways in which humans can encounter the organisms (routes of infection) and the strategies available at the individual, community and global levels to prevent disease and, in the diseased patient, to cure disease.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorVilma Stanisich

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment size48

Enrolment information Capacity of laboratory class Students ranked by ATAR score

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorVilma Stanisich

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
One 1,000 word group assignment (4 students)10
One 1,000 word individual assignment10
One 3-hour written examination70
Two 20-minute written practical tests10