Life on Earth began with, and has always depended on, the activities of micro-organisms. Most of these activities are helpful to the planet and to us, but occasionally micro-organisms can do bad things, like cause infections, with potentially disastrous outcomes.

Our immune system fights infections, and usually wins, but it’s an arms race and we must constantly adapt to battle new infections.

Learn about the incredible ability of micro-organisms to evolve and survive, and how our immune system works to control infections and provide immunity against those micro-organisms that are out to harm us.

You can study this major in the Bachelor of Biomedicine or Bachelor of Science.