Courses & Units

Medical Microbiology B CXA343



Restricted to students enrolled in M3G


Builds on CXA342, introducing students to other aspects of diagnostic microbiology, with an emphasis being placed on virology, parasitology and mycology. Aspects of the epidemiology, pathogenesis, control and treatment of infectious diseases are addressed; a knowledge of diagnostic laboratory procedures including rapid and automated methods is developed; and good professional laboratory practice including laboratory safety, waste management and quality control are taught.


Unit name Medical Microbiology B
Unit code CXA343
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences
Teaching staff

Dr Stephen Tristram

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 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 2 17/7/2017 10/8/2017 4/9/2017 20/10/2017

* 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 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,055.00 010913

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.




Teaching Pattern

2-hr lecture (13 weeks); 1-hr tutorial (13 weeks); 3-hr practical (8 weeks); + 8 hrs student presentations


Case presentation (500 words max. plus Powerpoint slides & presentation)(10%); In class tests (20%); 1 x Assignment (5 x A4 pages max) (10%); 2 x 2-hr Mid-Semester Practical exams (30%); Final 2-hr theory exam (30%).

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