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INFD3888: Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Project

Our ever-changing world requires knowledge that extends across multiple disciplines. The ability to identify and explore interdisciplinary links is a crucial skill for emerging professionals and researchers alike. This unit presents the opportunity to bring together the concepts and skills you have learnt in your discipline and apply them to a real-world problem. For example, you will work on a project titled 'beating the superbugs' an interdisciplinary project that assesses the pipeline of anti-microbial discovery and delivery based on discipline skills in bacterial and viral infections, medicinal chemistry and drug development, pharmacodynamics, anti-microbial resistance, and disease control and cure. In this unit, you will continue to understand and explore disciplinary knowledge, while also meeting and collaborating with students from across the University through project-based learning; identifying and solving problems, collecting and analysing data and communicating your findings to a diverse audience. All of these skills are highly valued by employers. This unit will foster the ability to work in interdisciplinary teams, and this is essential for both professional and research pathways in future.

Code INFD3888
Academic unit Department of Medical Sciences
Credit points 6
12cp from [(MEDS2004 or MIMI2002 or MIMI2902 or BMED2404) or (MICR2022 or MICR2922 or MICR2031 or MICR2931) or (MEDS2003 or BCMB2001 or BCMB2901) or (IMMU2011 or IMMU2911)]

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

  • LO1. Evaluate and assess scientific ideas and concepts
  • LO2. Demonstrate competence and effectiveness in scientific communication
  • LO3. Apply disciplinary knowledge to solve problems in an interdisciplinary context.
  • LO4. Understand the mechanisms of antibiotic action and how it is evaluated, and understand how antibiotic resistance develops.
  • LO5. Create an investigation strategy, explore solutions, discuss approaches and predict outcomes.
  • LO6. Demonstrate an ability to collaborate effectively with students from different areas of specialisation and across cultural boundaries
  • LO7. Use digital resources to collaborate effectively within and between disciplines