MICROBIOLOGY FOR ALLIED HEALTH

MIC2MAH

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject you will be introduced to the topics of medical bacteriology, virology, parasitology, mycology and immunology. Practical classes will address basic medical microbiology including the microbiome and common etiologic agents of microbial infections, the effectiveness of hand washing and the dissemination of potential pathogens throughout a population.

You will learn to recognise the general characteristics of pathogenic microorganisms that cause disease in humans and the steps involved in disease transmission. The biological mechanisms underpinning different types of genetic diseases will also be explored.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlison Brown

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesLearning activities will include online lectures, laboratory classes/virtual classes and workshops

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsMIC2MCO AND MIC1MMP

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThe use of a laboratory gown and closed toed shoes in practical classes and completion of working with recombinant DNA training module.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Prescott's Microbiology E book

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorJoanne M. Willey, Linda M. Sherwood, and Christopher J. Woolverton

Year2016

Edition/Volume10th Edition

PublisherMcGraw-Hill Education

ISBN9781259662621

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationLibrary online

Brock: Biology of Microorganisms: Global Edition Ebook

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMichael T. Madigan, Kelly S. Bender, Daniel H. Buckley, W. Matthew Sattley, and David A. Stahl

Year2019

Edition/Volume15th Edition

PublisherPearson

ISBN9781292235196

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationLibrary online

Microbiology for Health Professionals

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorKrista Clark

Year2020

Edition/Volume4th Edition

PublisherKendeall Hunt

ISBN1792409389

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationLibrary online

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Use nomenclature to explain and communicate the key principles to patients and clinicians regarding microorganisms that cause disease in humans.
02. Describe how to isolate and identify non-pathogenic and pathogenic microorganisms as part of diagnostic strategies and interpret the findings
03. Apply knowledge of infection control and tools for optimising disease prevention to identify appropriate treatments for infectious diseases in clinical scenarios.
04. Explain how microorganisms cause disease in humans using language appropriate for clinicians and patients.
05. Apply fundamental knowledge of cell biology and genetics to recognise some genetic diseases.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size140

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlison Brown

Class requirements

PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 hours practical every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
One 1.00 day scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 day unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Presentation on a Case Study (7 minutes per student- 750 words equivalent)

N/AAssignmentGroupNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

4 x 15 minute online quizzes (4 x 7.5% throughout semester) (1000 words equiv)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

2-hour final Examination (2000 words equiv)

N/ACentral examIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5