INFECTIONS, PANDEMICS and EPIDEMICS

MIC1IPE

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Infectious diseases, both new and ancient, continue to threaten wellbeing by causing localised, 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.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn Bell

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesLearning activities will include online lectures, online laboratory classes, and workshops 

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsMIC1IEP AND MIC2IEP

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Brock Biology of Microorganisms, Global Edition

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMichael T. Madigan, Kelly S. Bender, Daniel H. Buckley, W. Matthew Sattley, David A. Stahl

Year2019

Edition/Volume15th Edition

PublisherPearson Higher Ed USA

ISBN9781292235196

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationLibrary online

Prescott's Microbiology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorJoanne M. Willey, Kathleen M. Sandman, Dorothy H. Wood

Year2020

Edition/Volume11th Edition

PublisherMcGraw-Hill Education

ISBN9781260211887

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

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

COMMUNICATION - Digital Capability
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe infectious agents, their biological features, epidemiology, disease effects and disease management, using appropriate microbiological terms and scientific concepts.
02. Apply understanding of the different modes of transmission of infectious agents to control and prevention strategies for individuals, communities and intra- and- international borders.
03. Compare the factors that can influence the emergence, re-emergence and/or spread of infectious diseases.
04. Discuss different laboratory techniques that are used to isolate and identify microorganisms .

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Bell

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 hour scheduled online class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Mid-semester exam (1hr) (1000 words equivalent) 

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Practical quizzes (800 words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Workshop activity (1200 words equivalent per student) 

N/AOtherGroupNo30 SILO4

Final exam (1h) (1000 words equivalent) 

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Bell

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 hour scheduled online class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Mid-semester exam (1hr) (1000 words equivalent) 

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Practical quizzes (800 words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Workshop activity (1200 words equivalent per student) 

N/AOtherGroupNo30 SILO4

Final exam (1h) (1000 words equivalent) 

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Bell

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 hour scheduled online class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Mid-semester exam (1hr) (1000 words equivalent) 

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Practical quizzes (800 words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Workshop activity (1200 words equivalent per student) 

N/AOtherGroupNo30 SILO4

Final exam (1h) (1000 words equivalent) 

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Bell

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 hour scheduled online class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Mid-semester exam (1hr) (1000 words equivalent) 

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Practical quizzes (800 words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Workshop activity (1200 words equivalent per student) 

N/AOtherGroupNo30 SILO4

Final exam (1h) (1000 words equivalent) 

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Bell

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 11 - 22
One 1.00 hour scheduled online class every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Mid-semester exam (1hr) (1000 words equivalent) 

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Practical quizzes (800 words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Workshop activity (1200 words equivalent per student) 

N/AOtherGroupNo30 SILO4

Final exam (1h) (1000 words equivalent) 

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3