MICR3309 Infection and Immunity Part 2

12 points
Not available in 2020SingaporeFace to face
This unit covers immunology, virology and bacteriology with respect to the interaction between infectious agents and their hosts. Emphasis is placed on the integrity of the host immune system and strategies used by infectious agents to evade the immune system. The epidemiology of important and emerging infectious agents is also examined. The lectures are accompanied by a laboratory component which introduces students to advanced molecular, immunological, bacteriological and virological techniques.
Students gain an understanding of interaction between infectious agents and the immune system. Students also gain an insight into the epidemiology of specific infectious agents with respect to their mode of transmission and their ecology. The laboratory work complements the lectures and students gain valuable experience in advanced microbiological techniques. Students also develop self-directed learning and written, computer and verbal skills. Students learn how to evaluate their results and communicate them to others. This unit enables students to understand the nature of infection and prepare themselves for a career in microbiology. This experience also enables students to determine their interest in proceeding to honours level.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) final examination; (2) continuous assessment; and (3) laboratory assessment. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Barbara Chang
Unit rules
MICR2203 Introductory Immunology
MICR2204 Introductory Microbiology
Contact hours
lectures: 3 hours per week; labs: 8 hours per week

Male, D. et al. Immunology, 7th edn: Mosby 2006 or Murphy, K. et al. Janeway's Immunobiology, 7th edn: Garland Publishing 2007

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