INFECTIONS AND EPIDEMICS
Credit points: 15
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.
Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn Bell
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management
Quota-conditions or rulesStudents ranked by ATAR score.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
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
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment size150
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Bell
Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|One individual assignment (1,000-words)||N/A||N/A||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6|
|One 2.5-hour written examination (2,000-words equivalent) University run exam. Students may arrange a time with academic staff to discuss.||N/A||N/A||No||55||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6|
|Online MCQ practical test (600-words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||15||SILO1, SILO3, SILO5, SILO6|
|Eight in class worksheet (400-words equivalent total) Worksheets will be completed during class time.||N/A||N/A||No||10||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|