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Communicable Disease

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About this Course

About the Course

In this course, Dr Matthew Ivory (Cardiff University) talks about communicable disease. There are various different types of organisms that can cause disease that are transferred between individuals. We begin by looking at: (i) the definition of communicable disease and its impact on human society; before (ii) looking specifically at viral diseases; then (iii) bacterial disease and some examples of bacteria that cause infection; before looking at (iv) diseases caused by protists (or protozoans); and finally (v) investigating disease caused by fungal and multicellular parasites.

About the Lecturer

Dr Matthew Ivory is a Lecturer at Cardiff University in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2016-present). His key expertise is in ex vivo human skin organ culture and histology, human skin immune cell extraction and culture, flow cytometry and pharmaceutical formulation, and his research interests are in the delivery of vaccines and therapeutics into the skin. In addition to this, he is also a qualified pharmacist.