University of Technology Sydney

69501 Infection and Immune Diagnostics

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Anti-requisite(s): 69505 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.


Diagnosis in Pathology laboratories is evolving with increasing automation and advanced molecular techniques. However, knowledge of microorganism identification and host responses to infection is necessary to understand these results. Infection & Immune Diagnostics covers the diagnostic aspects of immune responses to infection. It aligns with the methods used in pathology laboratories as well as public health reference laboratories. It consolidates student knowledge in the fields of infection and immunity, and current best-practices used in microbiology laboratories. The subject covers the diverse bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens that are the main causes of infections in humans. The subject relys heavily on interactive workshops led by professionals in the field and practical hands-on classes utilising all the capabilities of the HIVE superlab.

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