units

MIC3041

Faculty of Science

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr John Boyce

Synopsis

In this unit, aspects of microbiology are presented which are relevant to infectious diseases. It builds on the content of previous subjects providing a basis of the study of medical microbiology, especially the nature of microbial infections of different body systems, immunity and mechanisms of host resistance, vaccines and the mode of action of antibiotics and how microbes become resistant to them.

Assessment

Written theory examination (2-hours):50%
Theory of practical examination (1-hour): 20%
Laboratory reports and practical class assessment: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr John Boyce

Contact hours

Three 1-hour lectures and up to one 3-hour laboratory class or tutorial/ discussion session per week

Prerequisites

BMS2052 or MIC2022

Prohibitions

BTH3722