University of Technology Sydney

91569 Biotechnology Solutions to Infectious Diseases

8cp; 5hpw (3hrs practical + 2hrs workshop)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 91559 Bacterial Pathogenesis


This subject exposes students to a range of novel technologies that are playing a pivotal role in the advancement of infectious diseases diagnosis and therapy. The subject covers diagnostic technologies like biomarker development, sequencing technologies, microbiome analysis, therapeutic technologies like genome editing, as well as new approaches to understanding antimicrobial resistance and an integrated overview of these topics from the 'one health' perspective. Upon successful completion of this subject, 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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