- Code BIOL6141
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Biology
- Areas of interest Health, Medicine and the Body
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Aude Fahrer
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2014
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Course Description: This course will investigate host responses to microbial infections:
- Innate reactions including the complement system, and phagocytic cells
- Adaptive immunity including clonal selection theory
- Roles of B and T lymphocytes
- Antigens and antigen presentation
- Molecular genetics of antigen receptors
- Bacterial diseases, focussing on molecular explanations of pathogenesis and virulence of selected pathogens and toxins.
- Viruses and viral infections with an emphasis on replication strategies
- Host and tissue specificity
- Effects of viruses on cells (cell death, transformation, latency)
- Determinants of viral virulence.
Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but will be assessed separately.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will:
1. Understand basic concepts in immunology, virology and microbiology.
2. Be able to apply this knowledge in both scientific and general settings.
3. Obtain laboratory skills in microbiology, immunology and virology.
4. Be able to source, understand and critically evaluate published literature relating to immunology, virology and microbiology.
5. Be able to analyse and interpret laboratory results, relate them to the published literature and write them up clearly and concisely.
6. Be able to give a competent oral presentation involving an in-depth discussion of a prepared topic.
Assessment will be based on:
- Laboratory reports demonstrating: an understanding of concepts; analysis and interpretation of results; relation to published literture; and an ability to write clearly and concisely (40%; LO 2,3,4,5).
- Seminar presentation on a topic to be decided in consultation with the convenor (15%; LO 1,2,4,6)
- Written examination (45%; LO 1,2)
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Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Biology Teaching and Learning Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3125||17 Feb 2014||07 Mar 2014||31 Mar 2014||30 May 2014||In Person||N/A|