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MICRO 3102 - Infection & Immunity IIIA (Biomedical Science)

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 6
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 19 hours per fortnight
Restriction: Available to BSc (Biomedical Science) students only
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: No
Available for Non-Award Study: No
Pre-Requisite: MICRO 2500 or equivalent
Incompatible: MICRO 3000
Assessment: Exam on lecture material, practical component activities, performance in symposia/seminars
Syllabus:

This advanced course examines the molecular basis of interactions of microbial pathogens with their environment and various hosts, especially those which infect humans. Bacterial pathogens of global and medical significance that will be highlighted in detail include: Streptococcus pneumonia, Salmonella sp., Shigella sp., Staphylococcus sp., Mycobacterium; and Neisseria sp. Particular emphasis is given to the use of molecular biological approaches for study of bacterial infectious disease pathogenesis, and biotechnological applications, including vaccine development will also be highlighted. Topics to be explored include: bacterial pathogens - global significance of infectious disease; principal approaches for investigating host-pathogen interactions; the role of innate immunity and defence mechanisms; the microbiota; virulence factors which promote colonisation and damage to the host; cell surface polysaccharides and proteins; role of antigenic and phase variation in virulence and disease; gene regulation, especially in relation to expression of virulence factors; stress responses; invasion and intracellular survival and multiplication; resistance and avoidance of innate host defences; bacterial toxins; antibiotic resistance; vaccines and therapeutic interventions; genomic approaches to analysis of virulence; parasites including malaria and viruses. The lecture program is complemented by tutorials, which extend skills in exploring and critically assessing the scientific literature, and practicals which develop advanced experimental skills for the study of bacterial pathogenic mechanisms.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 12/06/2020 Not Available


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14297 LE01 35 13 2 Mar - 2 Mar Monday 10am - 11am Barr Smith South, 3029, Flentje Lecture Theatre
4 Mar - 8 Apr Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Physics, 103, Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre
5 Mar - 9 Apr Thursday 9am - 10am Physics, 103, Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre
16 Mar - 6 Apr Monday 10am - 11am Barr Smith South, 3029, Flentje Lecture Theatre
27 Apr - 8 Jun Monday 10am - 11am Barr Smith South, 3029, Flentje Lecture Theatre
29 Apr - 10 Jun Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Physics, 103, Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre
30 Apr - 11 Jun Thursday 9am - 10am Physics, 103, Kerr Grant Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11935 TU01 16 2 11 Mar - 11 Mar Wednesday 9am - 11am The Braggs, 427, Teaching Room
25 Mar - 25 Mar Wednesday 9am - 11am The Braggs, 427, Teaching Room
8 Apr - 8 Apr Wednesday 9am - 11am The Braggs, 427, Teaching Room
6 May - 6 May Wednesday 9am - 11am The Braggs, 427, Teaching Room
20 May - 20 May Wednesday 9am - 11am The Braggs, 427, Teaching Room
3 Jun - 3 Jun Wednesday 9am - 11am The Braggs, 427, Teaching Room
11936 TU02 16 8 13 Mar - 13 Mar Friday 1pm - 3pm The Braggs, 427, Teaching Room
27 Mar - 3 Apr Friday 1pm - 3pm The Braggs, 427, Teaching Room
8 May - 8 May Friday 1pm - 3pm The Braggs, 427, Teaching Room
22 May - 22 May Friday 1pm - 3pm The Braggs, 427, Teaching Room
5 Jun - 5 Jun Friday 1pm - 3pm The Braggs, 427, Teaching Room
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
14298 PR01 35 13 4 Mar - 8 Apr Wednesday 1pm - 6pm The Braggs, 350, Laboratory
5 Mar - 5 Mar Thursday 1pm - 6pm The Braggs, 350, Laboratory
19 Mar - 19 Mar Thursday 1pm - 6pm The Braggs, 350, Laboratory
2 Apr - 2 Apr Thursday 1pm - 6pm The Braggs, 350, Laboratory
29 Apr - 3 Jun Wednesday 1pm - 6pm The Braggs, 350, Laboratory
30 Apr - 30 Apr Thursday 1pm - 6pm The Braggs, 350, Laboratory
14 May - 14 May Thursday 1pm - 6pm The Braggs, 350, Laboratory
28 May - 28 May Thursday 1pm - 6pm The Braggs, 350, Laboratory