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Ecology and Evolution of Emerging Infectious Diseases

Undergraduate | MAQ-BIOX3130 | 2024

Study method
Online & on-campus
100% online
Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Ecology and Evolution of Emerging Infectious Diseases

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to

    1. Identify emerging infectious diseases of significance to Australia, our region and the world.
    2. Define the principles of emergence and the re-emergence of infectious diseases within the One Health framework.
    3. Explain disease transmission theory including pathogen dynamics, host response, pathogen spread within a single species and between species, and zoonoses.
    4. Apply molecular laboratory skills to detect pathogens in populations and track origins of infection.
    5. Analyse and interpret disease notification data.
    6. Evaluate the authenticity of emerging infectious disease information in the public domain.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • MAQ-BSC-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Science

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:


40 credit points at 2000 level

Additional requirements

  • Attendance requirements - Block practical class
  • Other requirements - Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA subject offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in subjects through OUA will be withdrawn.

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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Related degrees

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

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Bachelor of Science

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