MICR5840 Research Practicum in Infectious Diseases Part 2
- 12 points
|Not available in 2019||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Research Practicum Parts 1 and 2 are taken over one semester in the case of full-time students and both parts must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the practicum. Part-time students must also start the practicum in semester one and complete the practicum over two semesters. This practicum provides an opportunity for the student to develop hands-on laboratory or epidemiological skills in a research laboratory e.g. in a research institute, or in a pathology laboratory, and to pursue research and development aspects of a topic of interest. Students are placed in a microbiology laboratory and work as an embedded member of a team, such as a research team. A range of topics offered include molecular diagnostics and molecular epidemiology techniques. Students with specific topic interests outside the range offered are encouraged to discuss these with the unit coordinator.
- Students are able to (1) develop laboratory or epidemiological skills and understanding of the work flow in a microbiology laboratory such as a research laboratory or a diagnostic laboratory; (2) extend knowledge and understanding of infectious diseases; and (3) develop good oral and written communication skills.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) literature review and protocol analysis; (2) practicum diary and report; and (3) practicum seminar. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Christopher Peacock and Professor Barbara Chang
- Unit rules
- Approval from the Course Coordinator and enrolment in the Master of Infectious Diseases 52530
- Contact hours
- Laboratory placement: 16 hours per week
- Unit is not offered every year, as availability is subject to availability of placements.
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.