|Short Description:||Immunopathology & Microbiology|
|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|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
This course builds on the foundation theoretical knowledge and practical skill set provided in previous courses in medical microbiology and immunology and provides students with an advanced level of study of the principle mechanisms and pathways that underpin a functional immune system; the pathogenesis of inherited and acquired immunological dysfunctions and the associated host susceptibilities to infectious diseases. This course will consolidate a student's understanding of clinical immunology and then present advanced studies in immunopathology from both innate and acquired disease perspectives that has a focus on understanding dysfunctional immune regulation, aberrant hypersensitivity reactions, immunodeficiency, autoimmunity and allograft rejection. The student's comprehension of specific immunological pathologies will be further supplemented with applied case studies. Students will also gain an advanced understanding of the relationship between immune dysfunction and increased susceptibility to infectious diseases. Analysis of complex case studies in dysfunctional immunological syndromes, including emerging immunodeficiency states and autoimmune diseases will continue to provide opportunities for students to develop their investigative and reporting skills. This course will provide students an opportunity to further advance their practical skills in a setting that will also encourage critical thinking during the generation, analysis, interpretation and reporting of complex microbiological data.
This course contains a mandatory residential school for both external and on-campus students.