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
LectureWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
PracticalWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours practical other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
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|