MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY FOR PODIATRY

MIC2MMP

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Subject topics include medical and veterinary microbiology, virology, epidemiology and molecular pathogenesis. Students will learn about the general characteristics of pathogenic bacteria that may affect the health of animals and humans (including feet and lower limbs) and about disease transmission. Lectures and practical classes will address the various means of controlling microbial growth, both within the human host and within our environment. Students will also be provided with a basic understanding of the molecular and cellular biology of microorganisms, in addition to an overview of the steps involved in the disease process.

SchoolSchool of Life Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnna Morris

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: HZHPOD,HZHPDB,HZHPDM,HZHPDS,HZHPDW - Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice, or HZLLPP - Bachelor of Applied Science and Master of Podiatric Practice. Students from other Health Sciences courses require permission of the Subject Coordinator to enrol. Podiatry will be given priority in order to meet the requirements of their course.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students are required to wear laboratory coats and shoes in teaching laboratories.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBrock: Biology of Micro-organismsPrescribedMadigan, M. T. Martinko, J. M., Dunlap, P.V. and Clark, D.P., 2015 (14th edition)Pearson
ReadingsPrescott's MicrobiologyPrescribedWilley, J.M., Sherwood, L.M. and Woolverton, C.J., 2014 (10th edition)McGraw Hill

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Use correct vocabulary to describe and/or explain the key principles underlying the ability of some microorganisms including viruses to cause disease in humans and other animals

Activities:
Lectures provide details on key principles and laboratory sessions enable experiments to be conducted to identify and classify pathogenic microorganisms. Skills and prac related theory is assessed via a written prac test at the completion of all practical classes.

02. Use key microbiological techniques to recognise and identify non-pathogenic and pathogenic microorganisms.

Activities:
Laboratory sessions enable students to use and practice techniques which are tested in the practical exam.

03. Present data and analyse findings on microbiological experiments.

Activities:
Following the laboratory sessions, students are assessed in a prac test, and via a seminar following the completion of the mini project.

04. Perform basic mathematical calculations and prepare graphic representations to aid in the interpretation of experimental data.

Activities:
Calculations and graphical representations will be performed as part of the laboratory classes, and instructions will be provided in the pre-lab talks and by the demonstrators

05. Demonstrate independent learning and research skills by locating, interrogating and evaluating relevant scientific information.

Activities:
Students will be instructed in the lectures and during the laboratory classes on the importance of accessing appropriate and reliable sources of information.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnna Morris

Class requirements

Practical Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1-hour practical theory test20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 2.5-hour written examination55 01, 04, 05
Group mini project (groups of 3 students) 2% teamwork, 8% assessment task (250 words per student)10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
MCQ online learning task (250 words)5 01, 02
Group assignment: one-page brochure (students work in pairs, 250 words per student)10 01, 05