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Pathology, Immunology and Microbiology (10288.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Science


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This unit will provide students with an introduction to the interrelated fields of pathology, immunology and microbiology.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Correlate basic disease states with the overt clinical signs and symptoms seen in specified ocular and systemic disorders;

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the different classifications of micro-organisms, their structure/function and respective metabolic demands required to sustain life;

3. Perform basic laboratory based microbiological/immunological techniques; and

4. Demonstrate an understanding of the hosts immunological responses to a microbial challenge.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Four hours per week, consisting of two hours of lectures and two hours of tutorials/practicals.


This unit is only available to students in the Bachelor of Vision Science course.



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