Courses & Units

Inflammation, Infection and Immunity CAM311


In this unit we will explore recent advances in immunology and microbiology. We will investigate how the immune system can prevent disease through a molecular battle with infectious agents and how the immune system can contribute to disease with a focus on the damaging nature of inflammation. The workshops in this unit will provide the opportunity to develop research and communication skills through interactive tasks. In addition, the unit is designed to enable students to develop skills to become effective research scientists and will involve critical review of scientific literature, interpretation and analysis of data, and communication (oral and written form) of scientific concepts.


Unit name Inflammation, Infection and Immunity
Unit code CAM311
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Doctor Jack Auty
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the concepts underlying complex human inflammatory responses
  • Describe and discuss how infectious agents are transmitted and infect the human host and approaches to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Describe how the function and regulation of immunity relates to protection against infectious agents
  • Communicate complex information relating to inflammation, infection and immunity both verbally and in writing using correct scientific terminology

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



CJA212 OR KLA210

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

CJA314, CJA314


Teaching Pattern

Independent Learning 3 hours weekly; Workshop 2 hours weekly; Self-directed study 3-4 hours weekly 

AssessmentMidsemester test (15%)|Communicating immunology and infectious disease biology: educational podcast (25%)|Communicating immunology and infectious disease biology: published commentary (25%)|Final Exam (35%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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