MICR5829 Foundations of Infectious Diseases
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 1 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- This unit consists of lectures and tutorials covering the most clinically important bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic pathogens, their diagnosis and control, as well as an introduction to immunology. Practical classes demonstrate common bacterial pathogens, laboratory techniques and the role of the diagnostic laboratory.
- Students are able to (1) explain the features of micro-organisms; (2) discuss the features of microbial pathogenesis; (3) explain the chemotherapy of bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infection; (4) describe the role of the diagnostic laboratory in the management of infectious diseases; (5) explain how innate and adaptive immunity protect the host against infectious diseases; and (6) perform basic laboratory skills and discuss practices and policies for the prevention of infectious diseases.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) multiple-choice examination during the semester; (2) laboratory assessments; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is available for those students who obtain a mark of 45 to 49 inclusive in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Kate Hammer
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases (51330);
the Master of Infectious Diseases (52530)
the Master of Clinical Pathology (92510)
- Contact hours
- lectures/Practical Classes: 3 hours per week; labs/demonstrations: 4 hours per week
Bannister, B. A. et al. Infection: Microbiology and Management, 3rd edn: Blackwell Science 2006
Humphreys, H. and Irving, W. L. Problem-oriented Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 2nd edn: OUP 2004
Murray, P. R. et al. Medical Microbiology, 6th edn: Elsevier 2009. Useful pre-reading: ch 2, pp. 9–21
Roitt, I. et al. Immunology, 7th edn: Mosby 2006
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