TOPICS IN INFECTIOUS DISEASE

MIC2ID

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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

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Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesBIO1APM OR BIO1OF OR BIO1MGC OR HBS1HBA

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Brock Biology of Microorganisms

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

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

Year2019

Edition/Volume15th edn

PublisherPearson

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Prescott's Microbiology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

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

Year2017

Edition/Volume10th edn

PublisherMcGraw-Hill

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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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.

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