MICROBIOLOGY AND CELL BIOLOGY FORORTHOPTICS

MIC2MCO

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject concepts in human cell biology, genetics, immunology, and microbiology, will be applied to the pathological mechanisms of dysfunction of the eye. During the learning program, students will develop an understanding of the genetics and biological mechanisms underpinning different types of eye disorders, including: infectious, autoimmune, congenital, genetic, degenerative, neoplastic, toxic and vascular eye disorders. Examples will be used to illustrate these different etiologies. Students will also gain insight into the fundamentals of genetic and molecular diagnostic methods relevant to these ocular conditions.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLisa Francione

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsMIC3AM OR MIC3AMM

Equivalent subjectsMIC3MCO

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents admitted in the HHOR will be given priority in order to meet the requirements of their course.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

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. Explain the effect different microbial infections can have on the eye.
02. Explain the basic principles and components of the immune system relevant to health including infectious and non-infectious human disease.
03. Apply fundamental knowledge of cell biology and genetics to correctly diagnose common and rare human eye disorders.
04. Explain at the biological and genetic level, the causes of key genetic (Mendelian and complex human disorders affecting the eye.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLisa Francione

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 38
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 41 - 43
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 41 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 39 - 39
One 1.00 h unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 39 to week 39 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 38
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 41 - 43
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 41 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShopWeek: 39 - 39
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 39 to week 39 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One 60 minute test (1000- words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
One 90 minute in-class test (1,500-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2
E-portfolio (1,000-words equivalent) Topics relating to the clinical importance of microbiology are to be researched and presented.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2
Review article (1,000-words equivalent) This will involve the investigation of a genetic eye disease and submission of a review article.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4