TOPICS IN INFECTIOUS DISEASE

MIC2ID

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Infectious diseases, both new and ancient, continue to threaten humans, domestic animals, wild life and plants. This subject introduces students to selected topics and current issues in infectious disease that are important to Australia and further abroad. The topics include: 'A healthy Australia: control of endemic and exotic diseases'; 'The era of the 'superbug''; 'Safety in the food supply chain'; 'Lifestyle and infectious disease'; 'Environmental sources of disease'; and 'The impact of neglected parasitic diseases on human and animal health'.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn Bell

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesBIO1MGC OR BIO1APM OR BIO1OF OR HBS1HBA

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

Prescott's Microbiology

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorJ. Willey, L. Sherwood & C.J. Woolverton

Year2017

Edition/Volume10th edn

PublisherMcGraw-Hill

ISBNN/A

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Chapter/issueN/A

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Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Brock Biology of Microorganisms

Resource TypeRecommended

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorM.T. Madigan, K.S. Bender, D.H. Buckley, W.M. Sattley & D.A. Stahl

Year2019

Edition/Volume15th edn

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. 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. Investigate and summarise information on infectious disease topics.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Bell

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Three 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Or Delivery Mode: Online.

WorkShopWeek: 38 - 38
One 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 38 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
Mid-semester exam will be scheduled for Week 38.

WorkShopWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 h workshop other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Weeks 31-37 and Weeks 39-43.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2 hour End-of-semester exam (2,000-words equivalent)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

One online test, one case study and one short group assignment (500-words equivalent, each)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

1 hour Mid-semester exam (1,000-words equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4