MICR5832 Diagnostic Medical Microbiology

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth), QEII Medical CentreMulti-mode
Content
This unit introduces the work of the clinical microbiology laboratory, placing particular emphasis on the contribution of medical microbiology to critical decisions. Current and emerging methods in bacteriology, virology, mycology and parasitology are covered. There is a strong emphasis on laboratory-based clinical problem solving. A substantial part of the unit is computer based. Laboratory classes focus on the application of clinical laboratory methods.
Assessment
This comprises laboratory assessments and a two-hour end-of-semester examination.

Supplementary assessment is available for those students who obtain a mark of 45 to 49 inclusive in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Christopher Peacock
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
enrolment in the Graduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases;
or
Master of Infectious Diseases;
or
Master of Clinical Pathology
Advisable prior study:
MICR5829 Foundations of Infectious Diseases; MICR5842 Principles of Infection and Immunity; PUBH8750 Epidemiology I; MICR5830 Principles of Mycology and Parasitology
Contact hours
lectures: 2 hours per week; practical classes/assignments: 4 hours per week
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