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|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)|
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3 x 1 hour class per week, 5 x 3 hour practical classes per trimester
|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.|
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.
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