MICR5840 Practicum in Infectious Diseases Part 2
- 12 points
Availability Location Mode Not available in 2018 UWA (Perth), PathWest Laboratories Multi-mode
- This unit is taken over one semester in the case of full-time students and both parts must be completed to fulfil the requirements of the unit. Part-time students must also start the unit in semester one and complete the unit over two semesters. This practicum provides an opportunity for the student to develop hands-on laboratory skills in a large state pathology laboratory (PathWest) or other microbiology laboratory and to pursue research and development aspects of a topic of interest. 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 skills and understanding of the work flow in a diagnostic or other microbiology laboratory; (2) extend their knowledge and understanding of infectious diseases; and (3) develop good oral and written communication skills.
- A variety of assessment modalities are used including a laboratory log book, a seminar and a written report.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Barbara Chang and Associate Professor Christopher Peacock
- Unit rules
- enrolment in the Master of Infectious Diseases
- Unit 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.