TV5120 - Advanced Microbiology and Immunology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
Available to graduate students with a degree in Veterinary Science. Other appropriately
trained graduates may enrol at the discretion of the Academic Head of Veterinary Science.
Periodic attendance on campus required throughout Study Period
This is a student-orientated course that seeks to build on undergraduate knowledge
in the fields of veterinary microbiology and immunology. It is structured around six
sessions that deal with: - Host-parasite interactions at a cellular and molecular
level; - Tests used to detect infectious agents and the immune response to these agents;
- Application of tests in the diagnosis and management of infectious diseases.
- map test results with other epidemiological features of a disease in order to predict
infectious or parasitic agent spread and origin;
- predict the clinical signs and pathology of a disease using knowledge of the pathogenesis
of the disease;
- select the most appropriate diagnostic test using knowledge of the immune response;
- select the most appropriate procedures for sample collection and handling to ensure
optimal laboratory results.
- Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (50%)
- - (50%).
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020
|Face to face teaching
(periodic attendance on campus required throughout Study Period)
||Dr Jackie Picard
||Dr Jackie Picard, Professor Estelle Venter.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 14 hours tutorials
- 9 hours practicals
- 25 hours - Online learning
- 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