MBT353 Microbial Pathogenesis

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MBT353 Microbial Pathogenesis


This course describes the basic concepts of bacterium-host relationships and explores virulence factors that promote colonisation and survival of infecting microorganisms and virulence attributes that damage the host. The course will also explore experimental approaches for investigating bacterium-host interrelationships, cultured cell lines and laboratory animals and their application in studying microbial pathogenicity. The course also explores challenges facing development of vaccines and discovering new antibiotics. The molecular pathogenesis of selected pathogens and the importance of normal microbiota and probiotics in health will also be discussed.

Other information

MBT263 or LFS261
Semester of offer*:
  • Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
Student contribution band:
Band 2
Census date:
Academic Calendar

* Semester of offer is subject to change.

Course outline

MBT353 Course Outline Semester 2, 2019 (PDF 151KB)

Students enrolled in this course should check the course Blackboard site to ensure that they are accessing the most recent approved version of the course outline.

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