91569 Biotechnology Solutions to Infectious Diseases8cp; Attendance to live workshop sessions, and practical computer sessions is not compulsory. However, students are highly encouraged to attend to get the most out of the course. Group work is part of the workshops and a final mark for participation considers how much the student contributed to discussion during and after the workshop. The workshop sessions are also designed to support the students through in their report assessment.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 91559 Bacterial Pathogenesis
This subject exposes the students to a range of novel technologies that are playing a pivotal role in the advancement of infectious diseases diagnosis, therapy and prevention. The subject covers diagnostic technologies like pathogen sequencing, microbiome analysis, therapeutic technologies like genome editing, biomarker development, vaccine development, as well as new approaches to understanding antimicrobial resistance. Upon successful completion of this subject, the students should have not only an understanding of the science behind these technologies but also have an appreciation of the fast-evolving nature of this field and the challenges the world faces with the advent of new biotechnology.
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