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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr John Boyce


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.


Written theory examination (2-hours):50%
Theory of practical examination (1-hour): 20%
Laboratory reports and practical class assessment: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr John Boyce

Contact hours

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


BMS2052 or MIC2022