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Medical Microbiology G (9845.2)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Diagnostic Pathology


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    Medical Microbiology G will provide an advanced knowledge of infectious microorganisms, including the pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases. This unit will extend the students understanding of antimicrobial agents, microbial resistance and susceptibility testing. Practical sessions and case studies will focus on laboratory diagnostic techniques utilised in the diagnosis and identification of the aetiological agents of infection as well as quality control and safety standards in microbiological laboratories. This unit will also extend the students' knowledge of the immune system and how it is investigated in health and disease.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of medically significant microorganisms and their relationship to diagnosis and treatment;

    2. Describe in detail the underlying principles of bacterial genetics relating to antibiotic resistance, spread and the principles behind antibacterial chemotherapies;

    3. Professionally apply and evaluate microbiological tests to isolate, characterise, and identify disease causing microorganisms;

    4. Describe in detail the structure and function of the immune system in health and disease and how it is investigated in the laboratory; and

    5. Professionally apply microbiological laboratory quality and safety standards in a clinical or research microbiology laboratory setting.

    Assessment Items

    Contact Hours

    5 hours per week




    Students must be enrolled in Graduate Certificate in Diagnostic Pathology, 167JA, OR Graduate Diploma in Diagnostic Pathology, 168JA, OR Master of Diagnostic Pathology, 315JA.

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