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|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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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, evaluate and synthesise contemporary peer reviewed scientific literature related to bacterial infections and critically discuss how this impacts on the routine and future practice of diagnostic microbiology and the relevance of laboratory findings to clinical presentation.
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|Assessment||Examination - invigilated (internally) (10%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (35%)|Examination - invigilated (internally) (35%)|Assignment (5%)|Assignment (5%)|Literature review (10%)|
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