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TV5120 - Advanced Microbiology and Immunology

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: 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 Director of the Australian Institute of Tropical Veterinary and Animal Science).

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 main themes/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.

Learning Outcomes

  • discuss the animals host's immune response to infectious agents and apply this knowledge to predict how to diagnose and correctly select immunoprophylaxis of a particular disease;
  • use your knowledge of the key features of immunopathology of important and common diseases across a range of animal species to predict the pathogenesis and pathology of those diseases;
  • select the most appropriate procedures for sample collection and sample handling to ensure that laboratory results are optimal;
  • analyse and select and interpret the most optimal diagnostic tests, both patient-side and in the laboratory available for important and common diseases in a range of animals;
  • map test results with other epidemiological features of a disease in order to predict infectious or parasitic agent spread and origin.
Prerequisites: TV5110
MI2021 PC2201


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2015
Coordinator: Dr Graham Burgess
Lecturers: Dr Jackie Picard, Dr Graham Burgess.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - multi-mode (including distance) based lectures
  • 39 hours tutorials - multi-mode tutorials and assessments
Assessment: assignments.

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