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HMM303 - Emerging Infectious Diseases and Their Control

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

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

Unit commences in 2015

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

Written case study report (1000 words) 20%, group case study report (1000 words) 20%, written report (1000 words) 20%, examination (2 hours) 40%

Prescribed texts

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

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