Infectious Diseases (INFD3012)
UNIT OF STUDY
Infectious diseases occur as a result of interactions between a host and a microbial parasite. This unit of study will explain how infectious agents interact with human hosts at the molecular, cellular, individual patient and community levels to cause diseases and how the hosts attempt to combat these infections. The unit will be taught by the discipline of Infectious Diseases and Immunology of the Department of Medicine within the Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine with involvement of associated clinical and research experts who will contribute lectures and theme sessions on their own special interests. The unit will integrate lectures with clinical case studies and hands-on practical sessions to provide students with current knowledge of infectious diseases. Students are recommended to complete MICR3011 before enrolling in this unit.
Further unit of study information
Two 1 hour lectures and one 4 hour practical class per week.
Formal examination (60%): one 2 hour exam. Progressive assessment (40%): includes tutorial case presentation, mid-semester quiz and practical assessment.
Mims Medical Microbiology. Fifth Edition. Edited by Richard Goering et al. Mosby 2013. ISBN 9780808924401.
Infectious Diseases: Pathogenesis, Prevention and Case Studies. Edited by Shetty et al. Wiley-Blackwell 2009. ISBN 9781405135436.
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
18 credit points of BMED including ((BMED2401 and BMED2404) or BMED2807)
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.