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|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1 (13 February 2023 - 21 June 2023)
Semester 2 (26 June 2023 - 11 November 2023) (Distance learning)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$4,398.00|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- MELX 403
- Limited to
- Teaching staff
Paper 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
- The Herpesviridae: classification, pathology, epidemiology and laboratory diagnosis
- The pathology and laboratory diagnosis of respiratory virus infections
- Teaching Arrangements
This Distance Learning paper is taught remotely.
This paper is a 15-week, distance-taught placement working in a clinical diagnostic laboratory within New Zealand.
- 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