Bacteria and Disease - BABS3081

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Science

Course Outline:

Campus: Kensington Campus

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 6

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: BABS1201 & MICR2011

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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NOTE: Up to Session 1 2010 this course was offered as MICR3081. From Session 2 2010 it has been changed to course code BABS3081.

Bacteria and Disease aims to develop a high level understanding of bacterial pathogenesis, epidemiology, disease control and prevention. We examine in depth a select number of pathogens that portray the diverse characteristics seen in different pathogenic bacterial species. In conjunction with the lecture program, contemporary medical laboratory training is given through a simulated diagnostic unit. Development of communication skills constitutes part of this course.

Note: Highly recommended: BABS3041 or MICR3041. The compulsory practical component of this course consists of seven practical classes run over four days during the mid-session break. In addition, there will be 2 compulsory practical classes in-session time. The final 3 weeks of the course, which are compulsory, will be devoted to student presentations in the form of a mini symposium. These will be conducted in the time slot allocated for practical classes.
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