University of Technology Sydney

60124 Infection and Immunity Research

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Requisite(s): 60207 Research Methods AND 91132 Molecular Biology 1
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This subject is designed to provide knowledge and insight into the methods and approaches used to study pathogens and the infectious diseases that they cause, as well as recent advances in the field of infection and immunity research. The subject highlights important major global infectious diseases, pathogenesis of microbial diseases and challenges of modern medicine, such as antimicrobial resistance and the use of modern whole genome sequencing technologies. Through a series of laboratories, workshops and online activities, the subject also provides a hands-on experience of frequently used microbiological techniques, as well as fundamental bioinformatics approaches to handle, visualise and analyse biological sequence data.

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