MICR350 Clinical Microbiology and Virology

UNE has cancelled in-person, paper-based exams for Trimester 2. Instead, all exams will either be transferred to other modes of assessment, or offered online. There may be some discrepancies to published unit information while we work through the University processes to approve the changes and reflect them through publication. Information about online exams is available on UNE's Online Supervised Exams page.

Updated: 29 April 2020
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
01 May 2020 03 May 2020 Mandatory The intensive school, which is held with MICR450 and MICR550, is mandatory for online and on-campus students. It will be delivered online in a combination of Group Zoom discussions, recorded material and online simulations.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites MICR220 or BCHM240 or candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions MICR450 or MICR550
Notes

Assumed knowledge in University level Biology, Microbiology and Chemistry.

The School of Science and Technology considers all practical / laboratory activities as essential to student learning.

Attendance and participation in all practical / laboratory classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Combined Units MICR450 - Clinical Microbiology and Virology
MICR550 - Clinical Microbiology and Virology
Coordinator(s) Gal Winter (gal.winter@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit covers principle mechanisms of microbial pathogenicity, including those employed by prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbial pathogens and viruses. It will introduce students to diagnostics and to antimicrobial drugs and their clinical uses as well as the wide-spread problems of antibiotic resistance. The unit will then examine a range or bacterial, fungal and viral diseases that affect different human systems, such as the skin, the nervous system, cardiovascular and lymphatic systems. Interactions between microbes and host will be introduced and serve as a base for understanding immunological responses that are the topic of a following unit.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Microbiology with Diseases by Body System

ISBN: 9781292057682
Bauman, R.W., Pearson 4th ed. 2014

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 6% 400
Assessment Notes

Online quiz. This quiz will count toward the final mark of this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 2, 3

Compulsory Assessment 2 7% 500
Assessment Notes

Online quiz. This quiz will count toward the final mark of this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Compulsory Assessment 3 7% 500
Assessment Notes

Online quiz. This quiz will count toward the final mark of this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Compulsory Assessment 4 20% 1800
Assessment Notes

Practical report quiz. Multiple choice questions. It is mandatory to complete this assessment in order to pass the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Compulsory Assessment 5 0%
Assessment Notes

Practicals. The School of Science and Technology considers all practical / laboratory activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical / laboratory classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 60%
Assessment Notes

It is mandatory to pass this assessment in order to pass the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a thorough understanding of the mechanisms of pathogenicity in microbial diseases caused by bacteria, fungi and viruses, with biomedical applications;
  2. understand and explain the fundamental principles involved in the action of antimicrobial drugs and evaluate treatments for different types of microbial infections;
  3. identify microbial diseases affecting different human systems;
  4. demonstrate understanding of the power of antibiotic drugs and their limitations;
  5. use a range of tools in pathology and virology and understand the choice of tools for different purposes; and
  6. present the results of scientific research in a format appropriate to professional meetings.