INFECTION AND IMMUNITY

HBS2IAI

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you 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.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJanelle Page

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesPHE1HEH OR HBS1HBA OR BIO1OOS

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Microbiology and Infection control for health professionals

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorLee & Bishop

YearN/A

Edition/Volume3rd edn

PublisherPearson

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Anatomy & physiology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMarieb E and Hoehn K

YearN/A

Edition/Volume10th edition

PublisherPearson

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain how normal flora and host defences protect the human body
02. Differentiate between the innate and adaptive immune systems in terms of interactions with viruses, bacteria, protozoans and multicellular parasites
03. Explain pathogenesis and epidemiology in the prevention and control of infectious diseases
04. Explain the role of immunisation as a method of minimising outbreaks of infectious diseases
05. Communicate scientific information effectively to peers

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