Restricted to students enrolled in M3G
Introduces students to diagnostic medical bacteriology. Skills taught include: processing of clinical specimens, recognition of normal microbiota, identification of pathogens and the undertaking of appropriate antimicrobial susceptibility tests. Students learn: aspects of laboratory safety, epidemiology, pathogenesis and control of infectious diseases; antimicrobial agents and development of resistance; infection control; rapid and automated diagnostic technology; quality control; media preparation and waste management.
|Unit name||Medical Microbiology A|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Stephen Tristram|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Describe the common infectious diseases of major organ systems and the associated bacterial pathogens
- Describe and discuss the systematic laboratory investigation of common bacterial diseases, and interpret, analyse and evaluate the relevance of laboratory findings to clinical presentation.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify common bacterial agents in a mock clinical setting and interpret, analyse and evaluate the relevance of laboratory findings to clinical presentation.
- Demonstrate the ability to interpret and evaluate contemporary scientific literature related to bacterial infections and discuss how this impacts on the routine practice of diagnostic microbiology and the relevance of laboratory findings to clinical presentation.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- 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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|Assessment||Mid Semester Test (10%)|Practical examination (35%)|Examination (35%)|Diagnosis Assignment (10%)|Review (10%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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