INFECTION AND IMMUNITY
Credit points: 15
In this subject students are introduced to the relationships between micro-organisms, and humans and the public health implications. Topics include an overview of the lymphatic system, non-specific and adaptive aspects of the immune system, micro-organisms (viruses, bacteria, protozoa & multicellular organisms), 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 HBS1HBA, or HBS1LS1 and 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||PEARSON|
|Readings||Anatomy & physiology||Recommended||Marieb E and Hoehn K||PEARSON, INTRO CH 20, 21|
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
- Practical activities based on sampling the normal human body flora
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
03. Describe the concepts of pathogenesis, epidemiology and prevention and control of infectious diseases
- Tutorial classes will explore these concepts
04. Explain the role of immunisation as a method of minimising outbreaks of infectious diseases
- Final examination will asses knowledge of this ILO
05. Research and present scientific information in a form that is understood by peers
- Poster presentation will be presented to peers
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Online, 2015, 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 2.0 hours practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
One 1.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
|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|