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Parasites and Infectious Diseases

SBS205

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1: Thursday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 9 am - 10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 16: Thursday 9 am -10 am
  • Semester 2: Weeks 16: Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Workshop
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 9: Wednesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 2: Weeks 3, 9: Thursday 2 pm - 5 pm

Contact: Dr Shane Wilkinson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: "1. BIO161 or BIO111 or BIO163, 2. BIO113 or BIO123"

Module cannot be taken with SBC325 (Topics in Public Health Microbiology) This module covers the following topics: Parasite diversity. Microparasites vs macroparasites. The evolution of complex life cycles. The evolution of virulence and the importance of transmission route. Host-parasite co-evolution. Distributions of parasites within host populations. Effects of parasites on host individuals and populations. Host-parasite population dynamics. Parasite effects on host evolution: the evolution of sexual reproduction, parasite mediated sexual selection. Parasite manipulation of host behaviour. Parasite control: using population biology to design treatment and vaccination strategies.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 6

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