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Microbiology: Host and environmental interactions (6 points)


Leader: Dr Harley Dean

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

Synopsis: Builds on MIC2011 and focuses on the interactions of microorganisms with each other or with other types of living organisms. Describes the practical importance of microorganisms in medicine, agriculture, industry and the environment. Aspects of infection studied include pathogenesis, epidemiology, basic immunity and an introduction to antibiotics. Viruses are introduced, including an explanation of how their structure is related to their classification and strategies of replication in living cells. Several human infectious diseases are studied in detail, including examples of bacterial, viral and parasitic diseases that have major impacts on human health.

Assessment: Mid-semester test (50 min): 15% + Examinations (1 and 2 hours): 25% and 40% + Practical reports and quizzes: 15% + Laboratory practical skills: 5%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour practical/tutorial/self-directed learning exercise per week

Prerequisites: MIC2011 + Recommended: MOL2011 and MOL2022

Prohibitions: BTH2777

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