Unit

School Of Science

Medical MicrobiologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300826.2

Discipline: MEDICAL SCIENCE

Student Contribution Band: 3

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Colin Stack


Equivalent Units
300233 - Medical Microbiology, 300749 - Medical Microbiology

Prerequisite
300833 Microbiology 1 AND 300896 Microbiology 2

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Spring  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2020 Spring  Yes  Hawkesbury Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*
2021 Autumn  Yes  Parramatta Campus - Victoria Road - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  
2021 Spring  Yes  Campbelltown Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
Infectious diseases worldwide are the most common cause of illness. Medical microbiology is subdivided into four areas: virology, bacteriology, mycology (the study of fungi) and parasitology. The rapid evolution of microbes means that this is an area that does not remain static. This unit has a modern approach to the study of the balance between the host, humans, and the very large army of potential invaders. Students will embark on a journey into the world of pathogenic micro-organisms exploring the molecular mechanisms by which these override host defences leading to disease. Infectious diseases of the human body systems as well those of the immunocompromised and infections contracted in the healthcare setting (nosocomial) are discussed. The theory will be supported with laboratory experience representing diagnostic procedures for the identification of infectious agents.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students require lab coat, safety glasses and closed in shoes for laboratory classes


Courses
2743.10Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2743.11Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
2743.4Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2743.5Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2743.7Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2743.8Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
2743.9Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCONTINUING
3562.9Bachelor of Science (Advanced Science)CONTINUING
3589.8Bachelor of Science (Forensic Science)CONTINUING
3658.6Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCONTINUING
3660.6Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International StudiesCONTINUING
3669.2Bachelor of Natural Science (Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security)CONTINUING
3673.1Bachelor of Medical ScienceCONTINUING
3673.2Bachelor of Medical ScienceCONTINUING
3675.4Bachelor of ScienceCONTINUING
3676.4Bachelor of Science (Chemistry)CONTINUING
3677.2Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)CONTINUING
3678.1Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)CONTINUING
3678.2Bachelor of Science (Nutrition and Food Science)CONTINUING
3680.3Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)CONTINUING
3681.2Bachelor of Science (Zoology)CONTINUING
3682.3Bachelor of Medical Science (Advanced)CONTINUING
3754.1Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT
3756.1Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)CURRENT
3757.1Bachelor of Advanced ScienceCURRENT
3763.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
3764.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International StudiesCURRENT
4748.2Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of BusinessCONTINUING
4748.3Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
6002.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical ScienceCONTINUING
6002.2Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Medical ScienceCONTINUING
6004.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of ScienceCONTINUING
6043.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT


Specialisations

KP3027.1General ProgramCONTINUING
KT3128.1Biological ScienceCONTINUING
M3052.1General BiologyCONTINUING
M3055.1MicrobiologyCONTINUING
M3062.1Biomedical ScienceCONTINUING
M3065.1Biomedical ScienceCONTINUING
M3080.1General BiologyCONTINUING
M3096.1Biomedical ScienceCONTINUING
M3099.1MicrobiologyCONTINUING
M3105.1Biomedical ScienceCONTINUING
MT3019.1MicrobiologyCURRENT
SM3044.1MicrobiologyCONTINUING




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