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BIO1104 Medical Microbiology and Immunology 1

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Biological & Physical Sciences


This introductory study in medical microbiology and immunology is aimed at providing knowledge to professionals on the relevance of this subject to different fields of biomedical science and specifically with respect to infectious risk. Explored in this course are the history and diversity of microorganisms, cell structure and function, metabolism and growth, genetics of microbes and its relevance to different areas of biomedical science including investigation of the nature of interactions of bacteria, viruses, fungi with humans and their impact on public health. The course also introduces fundamental concepts of immunology with respect to how a host defends itself against an infectious insults and includes concepts of innate and acquired immune responses. A residential school is a compulsory component of this course.

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Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 External