Microbiology: Principles and Practice

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Microbiology: Principles and Practice

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    LQB281 or BVB101

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit provides foundation knowledge and understanding of human infectious disease microbiology and topics including the spectrum of disease, diagnosis, aetiology, treatment, prevention, control and epidemiology. You will also learn about the laboratory processing of patient specimens with infectious diseases and how to work safely, competently and skillfully in a PC2 diagnostic laboratory context.
    Learning Outcomes
    To successfully complete this unit and satisfy its aims, you will be able to:
    1. demonstrate a broad and general knowledge, understanding and terminological expertise regarding: (i) human infectious disease diagnosis, (ii) etiological agent classification, (iii) patient management strategies as well as (iv) conventional and molecular approaches to diagnostic microbiology. This learning outcome will be evaluated by written assessment strategies.
    2. demonstrate your ability to safely, competently and skilfully perform routine techniques required by biomedical scientists to satisfy baseline competencies in a diagnostic microbiology PC2 laboratory. This learning outcome will be evaluated by laboratory-based assessment strategies.
    3. organise scientific data and critically report (both in written format and orally) the results, interpretations and conclusions derived from laboratory activities. This learning outcome will be evaluated by both written and laboratory-based assessment strategies.
    In this unit, you will develop and refine your knowledge, understanding and application as it applies to specific learning concepts in medical microbiology, including, but not limited to: human infectious disease spectrum and diagnosis, etiological agent classification, microbial control methods, patient management, pathogen virulence mechanisms and medical microbiology laboratory methods.

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