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Unit of Study MICR2002 Clinical Microbiology (2024)

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    Please note this unit has assessments scheduled in Week 7 which will require attendance on-campus. Details will be provided closer to the time. This unit contains laboratory activities that requires students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply by the compliance deadline may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at

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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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

compare and contrast microbes, to identify and distinguish among common human microbial pathogens and normal flora, within various body systems

summarise and compare human infectious diseases, including the physiological, environmental, cultural and social determinants involved

select and employ conventional and modern methods and safe practice, for the investigation of microbial pathogens in human infectious diseases

solve a series of clinical cases in human infectious diseases, with the efficiency to meet the demands of the medical science profession

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Laboratory 2 x 3 hours (Weeks 4 and 5)
Laboratory 2 x 2 hours (Weeks 5 and 6)
Laboratory 3 x 3 hours (Week 6)
Laboratory 4 hours (Week 6)
Case study40%

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