Courses & Units

Microbiology B (Pharmacy) CJA214

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


This unit will commence with an exploration of the basic concepts of medical microbiology. It will then examine the epidemiology of transmissible diseases that are common in healthcare and community settings. The unit will analyse information on the mechanisms through which pathogenic agents colonise a susceptible host and subsequently, elicit clinical symptoms as well as an immune response. This knowledge will provide a basis for critical evaluation of current tools that are available for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of key infections. In particular, you will examine the challenges posed by the spread of antibiotic resistance and the need for appropriate antimicrobial stewardship. Lectures and tutorials will cover these aspects of the unit. The tutorials will reinforce material presented during the unit and lead to an understanding of the role of pharmacists in the control of infectious diseases.


Unit name Microbiology B (Pharmacy)
Unit code CJA214
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy
Coordinator Mrs Corinne Mirkazemi
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


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Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate knowledge on the epidemiology of common transmissible diseases in both community and healthcare settings
  • source and analyse information on the mechanisms through which infectious agents colonise and elicit clinical symptoms and host immunity
  • critically evaluate currently available tools for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of key infections
  • describe appropriate stewardship on the minimisation of the acquisition and spread of antimicrobial resistance
  • Describe the microbiology laboratory processes involved in the culturing and antimicrobial sensitivity testing of microbes from biological specimens, and the clinical relevance of these activities.
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(KRA114 OR KRA113) AND CZZ102 AND CZZ101


AssessmentTest or quiz (10%)|Test or quiz (10%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (70%)|Assignment (10%)
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