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Microbes in health and disease (6 points)


Leader: Dr E Hartland (Microbiology)

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: The following aspects of the interactions of microbes with their hosts will be presented in lectures, tutorials, discussion groups and videos: The history of infectious diseases, medically important viruses and bacteria, pathogenic mechanisms in infectious diseases, immunity to infection, genes of pathogenic microbes and their regulation, control of infection by vaccines and drugs, and emerging diseases.

Assessment: Written theory examination: 50% + Practical examination: 25% + Laboratory reports and quizzes: 20% + Laboratory practical skills: 5%

Contact Hours: 3 lectures and one 3-hour laboratory class or tutorial/discussion session per week

Prerequisites: BMS1062 BMS2021

Prohibitions: MIC2022

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