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HMM303 - Emerging Infectious Diseases and Their Control

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Melanie Thomson and Scott McCoombe


One of: SLE234, HMM202 or HSH216



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

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


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

Assessment task 2: Group poster practical report (1200 words) 30%

Assessment task 3: Examination (2 hours) 50%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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