Infectious diseases of humans and their causative agents; the molecular basis of microbial pathogenesis; the prevention, laboratory diagnosis and treatment of infection.
|Paper title||Medical Microbiology|
|Subject||Medical Laboratory Science|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,000.75|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$9,240.00|
- Limited to
- Students should have passed all second-year Medical Laboratory Science papers.
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Dr Heather Brooks
Lecturers: Dr Warren McBurney, Dr Robin Simmonds and Dr Matloob Husain
- Paper Structure
- Key Modules:
- Infections of the gastrointestinal and urogenital tracts
- Infections of the respiratory tract, skin, soft tissue and bone
- Infections of the circulatory and central nervous system and septic shock
- Molecular methods
- Laboratory techniques
- Teaching Arrangements
- This is an on-campus, lecture- and laboratory-based paper with self-directed learning topics.
- Jawetz, Melnick & Adelberg's Medical Microbiology (25th Ed.)
- G. Brooks, J Butel, K Carroll and S Morse. (McGraw Hill, 2010)
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking,
Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will
- Understand the scientific principles of diagnostic medical microbiology and immunology
- Acquire a broad knowledge of common, medically important microbes (bacteria, fungi, viruses) and the infections they cause
- Acquire a broad knowledge of common diseases of the immune system
- Develop an understanding of the principles of antimicrobial use in clinical practice and laboratory tests for microbial susceptibility
- Understand the theory underpinning diagnostic microbiology laboratory techniques and acquire basic laboratory skills relevant to the profession
- Be able to work safely and independently in a laboratory setting
- Be able to independently research selected topics using library/online resources and be able to present the research verbally and in written form
- Be able to use the knowledge gained in the paper to resolve 'paper' case studies simulating real-life situations