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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.

Summary 2021

Unit name Microbiology B (Pharmacy)
Unit code CJA214
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology
Discipline Pharmacy

Dr Corinne Mirkazemi

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



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(KRA113 or KRA114), CZZ101 and CZZ102.


Teaching Pattern

2 x weekly online 1-hour lectures

1 x weekly online tutorial

  1. Written Test (1 hour), 10%
  2. Written Test (1 hour), 10%
  3. Written Assignment, 10%
  4. Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office), 2 hours, 70%
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