Infectious Diseases, Minor

  • Western Sydney University Minor Code: 0231

Previous Code:  SM3114.1

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Programs:  Yes.  Check that your program has the available credit points required to complete the subjects in this field of study. Any requisite requirements must also be met. Consult your Program Advisor for further advice.

Infectious diseases are a major threat to health across the globe, including increasing threats from new pathogens and the emergence of antibiotic resistance in established pathogens. This minor will examine organisms that typically cause infectious disease and will deliver skills and knowledge on how these interact with the immune system, cause disease, and are diagnosed and treated. This will be allied to learning and developing skills in epidemiology, how epidemics can be controlled and prevented, and the principle of risk management. This minor will be useful for future population health professionals, medical scientists, researchers, or those involved in biological risk management.

Location

Campus Mode Advice
Campbelltown Campus Internal Dr Thomas Jeffries
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Dr Thomas Jeffries
Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road Internal Dr Thomas Jeffries

Students must complete four subjects as follows.

Subject Title Credit Points
BIOS 2022Microbiology 110
PUBH 2010Epidemiology10
NATS 3030Medical Microbiology10
PUBH 3007Disease Prevention and Control10