MICR5839 Research Practicum in Infectious Diseases Part 1

12 points
Not available in 2020UWA (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 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, on established projects. A range of topics offered include molecular diagnostics and molecular epidemiology. 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
Unit is not offered every year, as availability is subject to availability of placements.
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