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BIO1104 Medical Microbiology and Immunology 1

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health and Wellbeing
Student contribution band : Band 2
ASCED code : 010911 - Microbiology


This introductory study in medical microbiology and immunology is aimed at providing knowledge 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 between bacteria, viruses and fungi with humans and their impacts on public health. The course also introduces fundamental concepts of immunology with respect to how a host defends itself against an infectious insult and includes concepts of innate and acquired immune responses. A laboratory-based residential school is a highly recommended component of this course and there is an assessment item associated with the residential school.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2016 External
Semester 1, 2016 On-campus Toowoomba