2021 information for papers will be published in early September.
A full-time placement undertaken in an approved medical virology laboratory over a period of one semester.
|Paper title||Clinical Virology|
|Subject||Medical Laboratory Science|
|Points||60 points 60 points|
|Teaching period(s)||First Semester (10 February 2020 - 17 June 2020), Second Semester (22 June 2020 - 7 November 2020)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,163.00|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$20,374.00|
- MELX 403
- Limited to
- Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Warren McBurney
Supervisor: Clinical diagnostic laboratory staff
- Paper Structure
- New and emerging viral disease threats
- The lifecycle of HIV with reference to targets for approved antiretroviral drugs
- Ther Herpesviridae: classification, pathology, epidemiology and laboratory diagnosis
- The pathology and laboratory diagnosis of respiratory virus infections
- Teaching Arrangements
- This paper is a 15-week, distance-taught placement working in a clinical diagnostic laboratory within New Zealand and Australia.
- Textbooks are not required for this paper.
- 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
- Demonstrate in-depth learning of selected current and emerging topics in virology
- Be able to carry out in-depth literature searches on the topics, collate and critically evaluate the information, and produce a cohesive written report
- Demonstrate a professional attitude in their clinical placement and the ability to work as a team member
- Extend their knowledge base in diagnostic virology techniques
- Be able to follow laboratory protocols set out by their host laboratory
- Develop an understanding of quality-control issues in the workplace