Biomedical Microbiology

University of Auckland

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Biomedical Microbiology

  • Host University

    University of Auckland

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    BIOSCI 201 and either BIOSCI 204 or MEDSCI 202

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    The major biochemical, physiological and genetic systems involved in the biology of micro-organisms affecting human health. Properties of micro-organisms important in pathogenesis and virulence, and examples of infectious diseases. The molecular response of the host cells during infection; the molecular basis for antimicrobial therapy, acquisition of resistance, and vaccination; use of micro-organisms in medical biotechnology.

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