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Immunology, Genetics and Microbiology (CHI205)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit provides an introduction to virology, bacteriology and immunology, with a brief examination of molecular mechanisms and explanations for disease. Special topics for discussion include vaccination, regulation of immunity and the effects of excesses and deficiencies of immune responses on human health.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
LO1. Describe the components of the immune system and their response to varying pathogens
LO2 Discuss the relationship between the individual's genetic attributes and disease
LO3. Discuss the interactions of genetics, immune system and microbial organisms
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 3 x 1 hour per week; laboratories: 1 x 1 hour in week 2, and 1 x 2 hours in weeks 3 and 9.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit has been designed to highlight the relevance of immunology, genetics and microbiology to the chiropractic student. Use of chiropractic-centred examples are constant throughout the unit.
Assessment Four on-line quizzes of 10 randomly sampled multiple choice or short answer questions covering the current topics
A mid semester exam consisting of multiple choice, short answer and one longer answer questions. The mid semester exam is held in week 7 and covers topics presented in weeks one to six. Submit a lab report following a gram staining lab.
A final two hour exam covering topics covered throughout the semester.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic (BSc + BClinChiro) and successful completion of Year 1.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic (BSc)+(BClinChiro) [New in 2015]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Dr Anthony Armson
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2559
e: A.Armson@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.059 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Anthony Armson
Senior Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2559
e: A.Armson@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.059 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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