Courses & Units

Medical Microbiology CJA313

Hobart

Introduction

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. Illustrated lectures and tutorials will be used to cover these unit themes. Practical classes will also introduce students to basic laboratory techniques to reinforce the role of microbiologists in the control of infectious diseases. Furthermore, students will investigate advanced topics in medical microbiology and compile their findings in a peer presentation forum.

Summary

Unit name Medical Microbiology
Unit code CJA313
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Medicine
Discipline Medicine
Coordinator Doctor Louise Roddam
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
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International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe medically important bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites and discuss the role of the immune system and immunisation for the prevention of infectious disease
  • Describe and discuss how infectious agents are transmitted and infect the human host; the clinical symptoms and signs associated with certain human diseases; and approaches to prevention, laboratory diagnosis, and treatment
  • Describe antimicrobials and discuss the appropriate stewardship for the minimisation and spread of antimicrobial resistance.
  • Evaluate and communicate (written and orally) concepts and scientific findings in the field of microbiology and infectious disease
  • Describe and apply basic microbiological laboratory skills to conduct experiments and interpret scientific data in a responsible manner
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
019901 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,354.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Up to 6 hours contact time per week per student (online material, tutorials and/or practical sessions)

AssessmentTest 1 (10%)|Test 2 (10%)|Final Examination (60%)|Oral presentation (10%)|Essay/Literature review (10%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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