Courses & Units

Medical Microbiology B CXA643

Launceston

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Introduction

Introduces students to 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; 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.

Summary

Unit name Medical Microbiology B
Unit code CXA643
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Dr Stephen Tristram

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,354.00 010911

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.

Requisites

Prerequisites

CXA241

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2-hr lecture (13 weeks), 1-hr tutorial (13 weeks), 3-hr practical (8 weeks).

Assessment

Case presentation (500 words max. plus Powerpoint slides & presentation)(10%); In class tests (10%); 1 x Assignment (5 x A4 pages max)(10%); 2 x 2-hr mid-semester practical exam (30%); Final 2-hour theory exam (30%) Professional Critique of Advanced Concepts (10%).

Minimum of 75% attendance at laboratory practical sessions.

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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