Courses & Units

Medical Microbiology B CXA343



Restricted to students enrolled in M3G and M3U


Builds on CXA342, introducing students to other 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; a 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.


Unit name Medical Microbiology B
Unit code CXA343
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
Discipline Health Sciences

Teaching staff

Dr Stephen Tristram

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


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


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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

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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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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,354.00 010913

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Teaching Pattern

2-hr lecture (13 weeks); 1-hr tutorial (13 weeks); 3-hr practical (8 weeks); + 8 hrs student presentations


Case presentation (500 words max. plus Powerpoint slides & presentation)(10%); In class tests (20%); 1 x Assignment (5 x A4 pages max) (10%); 2 x 2-hr Mid-Semester Practical exams (30%); Final 2-hr theory exam (30%).

Minimum of 75% attendance at laboratory practical sessions.

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