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INFD3012: Infectious Diseases

Infectious diseases occur as a result of interactions between a host and a microbial parasite. This unit of study will explain how infectious agents interact with human hosts at the molecular, cellular, individual patient and community levels to cause diseases and how the hosts attempt to combat these infections. The unit will be taught by the School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health with involvement of associated clinical and research experts who will contribute lectures and theme sessions on their own special interests. The unit will integrate lectures with clinical case studies and hands-on practical sessions to provide students with current knowledge of infectious diseases.

Code INFD3012
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6
BMED2404 or IMMU2101 or MEDS2004 or MIMI2X02 or IMMU2X11

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. explain the major causes of infectious diseases in the general community and hospital environments, and the mechanisms associated with the disease process
  • LO2. describe how medically significant organisms can spread in the community
  • LO3. assess the measures that have been developed to control infectious agents and the conceptual basis of the control strategies
  • LO4. demonstrate practical dexterity in the most important technical procedures performed in the study of infectious diseases today
  • LO5. evaluate the major theoretical concepts involved in the development of these procedures
  • LO6. communicate effectively, demonstrate effective teamwork, and develop improved scientific written skills.