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Medical microbiology (6 points)


Leader: Professor Ben Adler

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: In this unit, aspects of microbiology are presented which are relevant to infectious diseases. It builds on the content of previous subjects providing a basis of the study of medical microbiology, especially the nature of microbial infections of different body systems, immunity and mechanisms of host resistance, vaccines and the mode of action of antibiotics and how microbes become resistant to them.

Assessment: Written theory examination (2-hours) 50% + Theory of practical examination (1-hour) 25% + Laboratory reports and practical class assessment 25%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures and up to one 3-hour laboratory class or tutorial/ discussion session per week

Prerequisites: MIC2022 or BMS2052

Prohibitions: ASC3657, ASC2687 or MIC3042

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