Courses & Units

Infectious Disease CSA344



Infectious Disease is a study of the basic principles of antimicrobial chemotherapy and its application to the management of illness resulting from the presence and growth of pathogenic biological agents. This unit aims to develop your knowledge of infectious diseases, with an emphasis on the appropriate use of antimicrobial chemotherapy in the management of these infections. The unit is taught in two concurrent streams. The first explores the basic pharmacological actions of a variety of antimicrobial chemotherapeutic agents, whilst the second stream integrates this knowledge into the management of a variety of infectious diseases.

This unit is taught using a combination of lectures and interactive workshops. Workshops use a case-based approach to develop your ability to apply your knowledge of antibiotics and infections diseases to common clinical scenarios.

Unit objective: to develop a practical knowledge of chemotherapy and biotherapy and their application to an understanding of the nature and management of infectious conditions.


Unit name Infectious Disease
Unit code CSA344
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Pharmacy
Teaching staff

Dr R Patel

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2018: $1,148.00 2018: $2,126.00 060501

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CJA214 or CJA212 or KLA210


Teaching Pattern

3 x 1 hr lectures weekly


Two 1-hr written tests during semester (20% each, total 40%), 2-hr written examination (60%)

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