MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY FOR PODIATRY
Credit points: 15
Subject topics include medical bacteriology, virology, parasitology and mycology, epidemiology and molecular pathogenesis. Students will learn about the general characteristics of pathogenic microorganisms commonly affecting the health of animals and humans (including feet and lower limbs) and the steps involved in disease transmission. Practical classes will address basic medical microbiology including normal flora of the skin and common etiologic agents of Tinea infections, the effectiveness of hand washing and the dissemination of a potential pathogen throughout a population.
Subject Co-ordinatorAlison Brown
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Students must be admitted in the following course: HZLLPP. Students from other Health Science courses must receive subject coordinators approval for admission. Students studying Podiatry will be given priority in order to meet the requirements of their course.
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Special conditionsStudents are required to wear laboratory coats and shoes in teaching laboratories.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
AuthorWilley, J.M., Sherwood, L.M. and Woolverton, C.J.
Brock: Biology of Micro-organisms
AuthorMadigan, M. T. Martinko, J. M., Dunlap, P.V. and Clark, D.P.
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
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlison Brown
LectureWeek: 30 - 42
Three 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
PracticalWeek: 30 - 42
One 2.00 h practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
One 1-hour practical theory test
|Other||Individual||No||20||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
One 2-hour written examination
|Central exam||Individual||No||55||SILO1, SILO4, SILO5|
Group mini project (groups of 3 students) 2% teamwork, 8% assessment task (250-words per student)
|Other||Group||No||10||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
MCQ online learning task (250-words)
Group assignment: one-page brochure (students work in pairs, 250-words per student)