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HMM303 - Emerging Infectious Diseases and Their Control

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Johnson Mak

Prerequisite:

One of: SLE234, HMM202 or HSH216

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour classes per week, 5 x 3 hour workshops per trimester and Cloud (online) discussions

Content

This unit will provide students with knowledge of clinically relevant emerging infectious diseases. Current emerging infectious diseases, as well as potential future threats will be considered, as well as the mechanisms responsible for the emergence and re-emergence of infectious diseases. It will also delineate the ‘One Health’ approach to ameliorating these diseases.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Written case study report (1000 words) 20%

Assessment task 2: Critical evaluation and presentation of scientific literature (team presentation (10%), peer assessment of individual (10%) and Lay Abstract prepared by team (500 words – 10%) Total 30%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

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