Introduction to bacteria, viruses and eukaryotic microbes, the normal microbiota and infectious diseases. Immunity to infection. Preservation of medicinal formulations and contamination control. Recombinant DNA technology and pharmaceutical biotechnology.
The study of microbiology and immunology is essential to the pharmaceutical industry.
|Paper title||Microbiology and Immunology (for BPharm)|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$745.37|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,467.50|
- MICR 221
- Limited to
- More information link
- View more information on the School of Pharmacy's website
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Dr Judith Bateup
Other Lecturers: Associate Professor Keith Ireton, Professor Andy Mercer, Dr Bruce Russell, Dr Robin Simmonds, Associate Professor Alex McLellan and Dr Roslyn Kemp
- Paper Structure
- Lectures will focus on:
- Microbial growth and control
- Microbial disease agents
- Epidemiology and infection
- Pharmaceutical biotechnology
- Lecture test 15%
- Laboratory test 15%
- 3-hour final exam 70%
- Teaching Arrangements
- 36 lectures and five 2-hour laboratory sessions
- Essential: Prescott's Microbiology by Wiley, Sherwood and Woolverton, 9th edition, 2014, McGraw-Hill Publishers
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will
- Be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of microbiology and immunology specific to the pharmaceutical industry
- Display a practical knowledge of fundamental microbiology and to be able to use this knowledge for applications in the workplace
- Develop an enhanced ability to communicate ideas about science to a lay and specialised audience