MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY FOR PODIATRY

MIC2MMP

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Unit topics include medical and veterinary microbiology, virology, epidemiology and molecular pathogenesis.

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 This unit is only for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Health Sciences and Master of Podiatric Practice - Albury-Wodonga (HZHPDW), Bendigo (HZHPDB), Melbourne (HZHPOD), Mildura (HZHPDM), Shepparton (HZHPDS). Students in other Health Sciences degrees may also enrol with permission from the subject coordinator. 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.14TH EDN. PEARSON 2015
ReadingsPrescott's MicrobiologyPrescribedWilley, J.M., Sherwood, L.M. and Woolverton, C.J.9TH EDN. MCGRAW HILL 2014

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.. Following the laboratory sessions, question sheets are completed.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)

03. Present data and analyse findings on microbiological experiments.

Activities:
Following the laboratory sessions, question sheets are completed.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline-specific GCs (Discipline-specific GCs)
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy (Quantitative Literacy/ Numeracy)

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnna Morris

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 32 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1-hour practical examination20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 3-hour written examination55 01, 04, 05
Practical Assessment tasks15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research Essay (2,000 words)10 01, 02

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnna Morris

Class requirements

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.

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.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1-hour practical examination20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 3-hour written examination55 01, 04, 05
Practical Assessment tasks15 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research Essay (2,000 words)10 01, 02