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Infections, Pandemics and Epidemics

Undergraduate | LTU-MIC1IPE | 2024

Study method
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Enrol by
25 Feb 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
12 weeks
Start dates
4 Mar 2024,
29 July 2024

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Infections, Pandemics and Epidemics

About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Describe and compare infectious agents, their biological features, epidemiology, disease effects and disease management, using appropriate microbiological terms and scientific concepts.
    2. Evaluate the different modes of transmission of infectious agents and the effectiveness of corresponding control and prevention strategies.
    3. Analyse factors that can influence the emergence, re-emergence and/or spread of specific infectious diseases.
    4. Apply knowledge of different laboratory techniques that are used to isolate and identify microorganisms, and diagnose infectious diseases caused by these microorganisms.
    5. Evaluate and interpret results from various diagnostic microbiology techniques.
    6. Work collaboratively with peers in a small group to complete an infectious disease case study, including disease diagnosis, treatment options, and prognosis for recovery.

Entry requirements


Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed MIC1IEP (Infections and Epidemics), or MIC2IEP (Infections and Epidemics) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Health Sciences

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