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MI2021 - Introductory Infectious Diseases and Immunobiology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences

A review of microbes significant to human and animal diseases is followed by the principles which underpin the spread and establishment of infectious disease. Common and topical infectious diseases are presented in an organ system approach where the aetiology, epidemiology and pathophysiology of the infection is discussed. Treatment and the control of these conditions are considered. The immune system is presented in the context of infection and non-infection disease processes. This subject prepares students who wish to pursue study of clinical microbiology and immunobiology in 3rd year.

Learning Outcomes

  • Principles of infectious disease transmission and establishment;
  • Principles of infection control and treatment;
  • Aetiology of common and topical infectious diseases;
  • Understand the role of the immune response in infectious and non-infectious disease;
  • Techniques of microbe manipulation and the aseptic technique.
Prerequisites: MI2011 or MI2031 or BM1000 or BZ1001
PC2201 and TV5120 and TV5010


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Assoc. Professor Ian Heslop, Professor Ellen Ariel, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 36 hours practicals
Assessment: end of semester exam (60%); assignment (10%); assignments (30%).

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