INFECTION AND IMMUNITY

HBS2IAI

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJanelle Page

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites One of HBS1HBA, PHE1HEH or equivalent.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsMicrobiology and Infection control for health professionals, 3rd ednPrescribedLee & Bishop (6th edition)Pearson
ReadingsAnatomy & physiologyRecommendedMarieb 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

Activities:
Tutorial classes will explore these concepts
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)

02. Explain the interactions between viruses, bacteria, protozoans and multicellular parasites with the innate and adaptive immune system

Activities:
Examination of specific diseases and the signs, symptoms and treatment of each
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Describe the concepts of pathogenesis, epidemiology and prevention and control of infectious diseases

Activities:
Tutorial classes will explore these concepts
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Explain the role of immunisation as a method of minimising outbreaks of infectious diseases

Activities:
Final examination will asses knowledge of this ILO
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Research scientific information in a form that is understood by peers

Activities:
Preparation of a fact sheet on a relevant infectious disease
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Inquiry/Research)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2017, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJanelle Page

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Tutorial Week: 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One fact sheet, equivalent to 1,000 words25 02, 03, 05
Practical quiz equivalent to 750 words20 01
One 2-hour examination55 02, 03, 04