MI5051 - Mechanisms of Infectious Diseases
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
Advanced aspects of the aetiology, pathogenesis, treatment and diagnosis of infectious
and parasitic diseases of medical and veterinary importance will be presented. The
major emphasis will be the mechanisms of microbial and parasitic pathogenicity in
the different body systems. Antimicrobial and antiparasitic chemotherapy and susceptibility
testing in the control of infectious disease and the role of the diagnostic microbiology
laboratory will be discussed in detail.
- appreciate the role of normal microbial flora as disease agents in the compromised
- describe the processes whereby bacteria, viruses and parasites are able to cause disease;
- understand the critical role played by the diagnostic microbiology laboratory in the
management of infectious disease;
- understand the principles of antimicrobial and antiparasitic chemotherapy in the control
of infectious disease and critically evaluate their usage.
- end of semester exam (50%)
- assignments (50%).
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020
||Assoc. Professor Ellen Ariel
||Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Assoc. Professor Brenda Govan, Assoc. Professor Ellen Ariel.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 36 hours lectures
- 33 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest