BMSC13003 - Advanced Clinical Microbiology
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

On completion of this unit, you will be able to identify and discuss the clinical significance of viruses, prions, fungi and parasites causing human disease. You will investigate the morphological characteristics, epidemiology, laboratory identification of these microorganisms and will be able to debate causes of mycological, parasitic and viral infectious diseases. You will discuss the life cycle of important parasites and their relevance to disease control. You will be able to interpret basic serological tests for the detection of human pathogenic viruses.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: MBIO19012 Microbiology

Prerequisite: BMSC12011 Clinical Microbiology

Prerequisite: BIOL12106 Molecular Biology

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
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Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Mixed Mode
  • Rockhampton

Website

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 30%
2. Written Assessment 25%
3. Examination 45%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Positive student response to the two day residential school. Student feedback report The residential school will be re-evaluated in response to student feedback, with regard to both content and workload, and how the learning experience may be improved in order to support student attainment of learning outcomes.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the clinical significance and laboratory detection of the principal viral, prion, fungal, and parasitic diseases of humans.
  2. Appraise the use of molecular techniques for identifying viruses, prions, fungi and parasites causing human disease
  3. Evaluate and interpret different testing methods used in the detection and monitoring of infectious disease serology.
  4. Evaluate microbiological quality control processes in relation to prions, viruses, fungi and parasites causing human disease and institute corrective action as required.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Practical Assessment  
2 - Written Assessment    
3 - Examination  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work        
6. Information Technology Competence      
7. Cross Cultural Competence        
8. Ethical practice      

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Practical Assessment        
2 - Written Assessment          
3 - Examination      

Corrections

Date Updated Information
04-Jul-2017 11:06

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in the section for assessment tasks, 2 written assessment, the text 'written assessment' associated with the assessment title, should be changed to

Prepare a written review article on a chosen pathogens characteristics and specific pathology

Prescribed Textbooks

Bailey & Scott's Diagnostic Microbiology
Author/s: Patricia Tille Year: 2013
Edition: 13th Publisher: Elsevier Mosby
City: St Louis State: Missouri
Country: United States of America
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Webcam and microphone
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorPadraig Strappe (p.strappe@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

Antimicrobial resistance, "superbugs" and health care associated infections/Infection control

Chapters 11, 12, 14, 20 and 79

Week 2 17-07-2017

Mycological methods and terminology/ Pathogenic yeasts and Pneumocystis

Chapters 59, 62, 63 and 64

Week 3 24-07-2017

Hyaline moulds, including Dermatophytes, Zygomycetes and opportunistic mycoses

Chapter 60

Week 4 31-07-2017

Dematiaceious moulds

Chapters 61

Practical Assessment Due Friday (04 Aug 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 5 07-08-2017

Parasitological methods & Protozoa

Chapters 47, 48 and 50

Vacation Week 14-08-2017

Independent study week

Week 6 21-08-2017

Nematodes and cestodes

Chapters 47, 51, 52, 54 and 55

Week 7 28-08-2017

Trematodes & arthropods

Chapters 47, 55, 56, 57 and 58

Week 8 04-09-2017

Hepatitis, EBV and other viral serology

Chapters 10 and 66

Written Assessment Due Friday (08 Sep 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 9 11-09-2017

herpes viruses, measles, mumps, rubella, adenovirus, rotavirus, norovirus and other viruses

Chapters 65 and 66

Week 10 18-09-2017

Arboviruses, filoviruses, rabies and prion diseases

Week 11 25-09-2017

Residential School: 1st-3rd October.

All chapters

Week 12 02-10-2017

Review of ongoing cases

All chapters

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment
Assessment Due Date Week 4 Friday (04-Aug-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 6 Monday (21-Aug-2017)
Weighting 30%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe the clinical significance and laboratory detection of the principal viral, prion, fungal, and parasitic diseases of humans.

3. Evaluate and interpret different testing methods used in the detection and monitoring of infectious disease serology.

4. Evaluate microbiological quality control processes in relation to prions, viruses, fungi and parasites causing human disease and institute corrective action as required.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Assessment Due Date Week 8 Friday (08-Sep-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 10 Monday (18-Sep-2017)
Weighting 25%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Appraise the use of molecular techniques for identifying viruses, prions, fungi and parasites causing human disease

4. Evaluate microbiological quality control processes in relation to prions, viruses, fungi and parasites causing human disease and institute corrective action as required.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 45%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - 50% To pass this unit
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No Calculators Permitted
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe the clinical significance and laboratory detection of the principal viral, prion, fungal, and parasitic diseases of humans.

2. Appraise the use of molecular techniques for identifying viruses, prions, fungi and parasites causing human disease

3. Evaluate and interpret different testing methods used in the detection and monitoring of infectious disease serology.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

8. Ethical practice


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