Malaria : Biology, Transmission and Lab Diagnosis (MB)
2007/2008, Semester 1
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Microbiology & Immunology)
Modular Credits: --
An integrated multi-disciplinary module which aims to introduce students to the language and fundamental concepts in immunology, microbiology and infectious diseases. The immunology module provides an overview of the components of the immune system and their functions. It provides an understanding of the basis of innate and acquired immune responses, the role of the immune system in health and disease, and the appreciation of the basis of the diagnosis, control and treatment of immune mediated diseases. The microbiology and infectious diseases module provides the basic and applied principles of general microbiology, virology, bacteriology, mycology and parasitology essential for the understanding of infectious diseases and how they can be prevented, controlled, diagnosed and treated. It also provides integration of basic microbiological knowledge with clinical infectious diseases. Neuroscience is included in this module. The Neuroscience module was developed as a collaborative effort between Departments of Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Neurology (Medicine) and Psychological Medicine.