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Unit details

HMM303 - Emerging Infectious Diseases and Their Control

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

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

Melanie Thomson and Scott McCoombe

Prerequisite:

One of: SLE234, HMM202 or HSH216

Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour classes per week, 5 x 3 hour practical classes per Trimester and cloud (online) discussions

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

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: Group case study report (1000 words) 20%

Assessment task 3: Written report (1000 words) 20%

Assessment task 4: Examination (2 hours) 40%

Prescribed texts

Engelkirk, P.G. and Duben-Engelkirk, J. ‘Burton's Microbiology for the Health Sciences’, 9th Edition.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3863$3609

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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