Builds on the level of understanding obtained in the units of Microbiology and Immunology. There is an increased focus on diagnosis and control of infectious diseases in humans, and on analysis and interpretation of complex microbiological data. Students will develop investigative and analytical skills and be able to solve clinical cases related to infectious diseases.
- Bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections of the body systems.
- Pulmonary and systemic opportunistic infections.
- Clinical virology.
- Antimicrobial drugs.
- Laboratory management and collection procedures for clinical specimens.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||identify and distinguish among common microbial pathogens and normal flora||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||compare microbial infectious diseases||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||apply conventional and modern methods of diagnosing and controlling bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||solve a series of clinical cases in human infectious diseases of the soft tissues, respiratory, and urogenital tracts and complete clinical laboratory reports||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||solve a series of clinical cases in human infectious diseases of the digestive system and complete clinical laboratory reports||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|6||solve a series of clinical cases in human infectious diseases of the nervous and cardiovascular systems and complete clinical laboratory reports||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|7||evaluate specimen collection procedures.||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Tille, PM, 2017, Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology, 14th edn, Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. ISBN: 9780323354820.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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