Restricted to students enrolled in M3G and M3U
This unit has been designed to systematically introduce the students to the common and diagnostically important fungal, parasitic and viral diseases of major organ systems in humans. The unit content is primarily concerned with laboratory diagnostic aspects of the above diseases, and students will be introduced to a range of relevant fungi and parasites in a diagnostic setting.
|Unit name||Medical Microbiology B|
|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 fungal, parasitic and viral infectious diseases of humans and the associated pathogens.
- Describe and discuss the systematic laboratory investigation of common fungal, parasitic and viral diseases, and interpret and evaluate the relevance of laboratory findings to clinical presentation.
- Demonstrate competence in core laboratory skills, by appropriately identifying common fungal and parasitic pathogens in a mock clinical setting and interpreting and evaluating the relevance of laboratory findings to clinical presentation.
- Demonstrate the ability to interpret and evaluate contemporary scientific literature 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
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Tutorial – 1 hour (13 weeks); 3 hour practical (8 weeks); 8 hrs student presentations (1 week)
|Assessment||Test (15%)|Practical exam - Mycology (15%)|Practical exam - Parasitology (15%)|Theory Examination (30%)|Case Study Presentation (15%)|Mycology Assignment (10%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology, Sixth Edition, Koneman et al, 2006, Lippincott. (5th Edition is OK if you can get it 2nd hand)
Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology, Third Edition, Mahon et al, 2007 , Saunders (2nd Edition is OK if you can get it 2nd hand)
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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