MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY FOR PODIATRY
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorAnna Morris
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
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.
Special conditions Students are required to wear laboratory coats and shoes in teaching laboratories.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Brock: Biology of Micro-organisms||Prescribed||Madigan, M. T. Martinko, J. M., Dunlap, P.V. and Clark, D.P., 2015 (14th edition)||Pearson|
|Readings||Prescott's Microbiology||Prescribed||Willey, 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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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Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnna Morris
One 2.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
|One 1-hour practical theory test||20||01, 02, 03, 04, 05|
|One 2.5-hour written examination||55||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|