Expands student knowledge of immunology and molecular genetics while providing an in-depth study of viruses and parasites. Students will develop investigative and analytical skills and be able to solve clinical cases related to viral and parasitic infections. Students will also explore the latest techniques for the isolation, purification and characterization of viruses as well as applications in genetic engineering and gene therapy.
Topic 1: Introduction to parasitology
Topic 2: Diagnostic techniques for detection of parasites
Topic 3: Introduction to molecular virology
Topic 4: Viral diagnostic techniques
Topic 5: Viral structure and replication
Topic 6: Viral attachment, entry and exit
Topic 7: Genomes and replication
Topic 8: Viral transformation and oncogenesis
Topic 9: Exploiting viruses: gene therapy
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||describe the interactions between viral and cell components that lead to disease in animal and human hosts||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||describe the biology of parasites, their lifecycles and how they interact with hosts to cause disease||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||evaluate conventional and modern methods of diagnosing and controlling parasitic and viral infections||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||investigate and solve a series of clinical cases related to viral or parasitic infection||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||demonstrate practical skills in the purification and assay of animal viruses and molecular virology techniques used to analyse viral genomes||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||accurately identify, diagnose, describe and classify parasites in clinical human samples||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|7||critically analyse the latest research findings in the use of viruses for gene therapy||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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