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Area/Catalogue
MEDI 3003

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
008349

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Course aim

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of the pathogenesis of clinically relevant infectious diseases, the principles which enable diagnosis of infectious diseases and the procedures which facilitate laboratory diagnosis of infectious diseases.

Course content

Host-parasite relationships: normal flora. Systematic study of bacteria of medical importance, their principle diagnostic characteristics and techniques for the identification of clinically relevant organisms. Pathogenesis and epidemiology of important human bacterial infectious diseases. Routes of transmission of infectious diseases. Microbial pathogenesis and virulence factors. Control of infectious diseases: therapeutic use of antimicrobials and immunisation. Laboratory procedures with antimicrobials.

Textbook(s)

Winn, W. Jr., Allen, S., Janda, W., Koneman, E., Procop, G., Schreckenberger, P. & Woods, G. 2006, Koneman¿s Color Atlas and Textbook of Diagnostic Microbiology, 6, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins

Prerequisite(s)

All first and second year courses in the Bachelor of Laboratory Medicine program.

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Lecture 2 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks
Practical 4 hours x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Practical portfolio Continuous 30% -
Quiz - 15% 45 minutes
Examination - 55% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.1250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences

Degrees this course is offered in

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