University of Technology Sydney

69501 Infection and Immune Diagnostics

8cp; 3hpw x 10 wks laboratory
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 69505 Medical Microbiology AND 69513 Medical Microbiology


If you have already completed 69505 Medical Microbiology in C11216 Graduate Certificate in Science, please apply for recognition of previous learning (RPL) of 69501 Infection and Immune Diagnostics.


Infectious diseases are among one of the world’s leading causes of death. Accurate and rapid diagnostics for pathogens are critical to treatment and control because if we cannot detect it then we cannot treat it. In 69501 Infectious Diseases and Immune Diagnostics, students investigate the different types of organisms that infect humans including bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic pathogens. Students explore how these pathogens cause disease, how our immune system defends against them and important antimicrobial treatments and vaccination strategies.

In this subject, student’s also learn about modern clinical, molecular and serological diagnostic methods used as well as new emerging diagnostic techniques. Students gain practical experience by applying modern diagnostic methods to identify causative pathogens in clinical samples and evaluate the most suitable antimicrobial treatment. Finally, students also get a chance to design their own innovative diagnostic assay and develop their research, critical thinking skills to evaluate how well their assay performs against current methods used.

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