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SLE334 - Medical Microbiology and Immunology

Unit details

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Cenk Suphioglu





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 5 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.


This unit will cover aspects of microbiology and immunology relevant to understanding infectious disease. The unit will commence with an introduction to the history of infectious disease leading into the modern views of the principles of infectious disease. The unit will then introduce the biology of bacteria, viral and parasitic pathogens of global importance and those of importance to specific populations within Australia. Host defence mechanisms, immunisation and vaccine technologies, and the management of the spread of infectious disease within Australian communities and health care settings will be introduced in the context of specific diseases. Assignments will be used to enhance the students understanding of epidemiology of emerging infectious diseases, the development of candidate vaccines and the identification of pharmacological targets for antimicrobial therapeutics.


Class test 15%, assignment 20%, laboratory work and report 15%, examination 50%.  To be eligible to obtain a pass in this unit, students must achieve at least 50% in the laboratory component.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* 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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