BIO3206 Medical Microbiology and Immunology 3
This course further develops concepts provided in BIO2106 Medical Microbiology and Immunology 2. The course focuses on the nature, diagnosis and control of infectious diseases with particular emphasis on diseases in humans caused by bacteria. The course is aimed at enhancing the student's understanding of bacterial pathogenesis at the molecular level. Areas of specific emphasis include the nature of bacterial virulence factors, antibacterial therapy and mechanisms of resistance, paradigms in microbe/host interactions and a system approach to clinical infectious disease syndromes. The course also aims to provide an awareness of a range of viral, fungal and parasitic infections occurring in humans. A detailed analysis of the human immune system is provided to ensure the student has a sound foundation in concepts of human responses to infectious and non infectious insults.