|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||College of Medicine & Dentistry|
Available to level 2 Bachelor of Pharmacy students.
The incidence of infectious and parasitic disease is high in tropical regions of Australia, particularly in rural, remote and Indigenous communities. This subject will present the microbial and parasitic causes, prevention and treatments of infectious and parasitic diseases of importance to pharmacy practice. The role of microbial chemotherapy and vaccination in the treatment and control of infectious diseases and the specific and non-specific mechanisms of microbial resistance will be examined A special focus will be placed on tropical infectious diseases, the infectious diseases of childhood and the preventative and educational role of the pharmacist in the area of immunisation and population health.The evolution, physiology and regulation of the immune system and its role in infectious and auto-immune diseases and in tumor and transplantation biology will also be explored.
|Prerequisites:||All level 1 BPharm subjects|
|MI2021 and PC3006 and TV5120|
|Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal|
|Census Date 29-Aug-2019|
|Coordinator:||Assoc. Professor Ian Heslop|
|Lecturers:||Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Assoc. Professor Ian Heslop, Mrs Gillian Knott, Professor Beverley Glass, Assoc. Professor Catherine Rush, Mrs Amanda Mackay, Assoc. Professor Paul Horwood.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (60%); objective-subjective clinical examination (25%); assignments (15%).|
Note: 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 official information.