MICR5841 Research Project in Infectious Diseases Part 2

12 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth), PathWest or other institutionsMulti-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 unit comprises 50 per cent of the second year of the Master of Infectious Diseases. It involves original research by the student under supervision, and is undertaken in a research laboratory in the discipline of Microbiology and Immunology, within PathWest or at other institutions in Australia or overseas. Students gain experience in both oral and written scientific communication. Research topics are relevant to topics including medical microbiology, tropical infectious diseases or public and environmental health microbiology.
Students are able to (1) develop skills in carrying out original scientific research; (2) extend their knowledge and understanding of infectious diseases; (3) develop skills in critical evaluation of data; and (4) develop good oral and written communication skills.
A variety of assessment modalities are used including a review of the scientific literature, a seminar and a dissertation.

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 Outline
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