MI3021 - Clinical Microbiology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
The habitat, the major characteristics and the methods used for the isolation and
identification of bacteria and viruses of medical and veterinary importance will be
presented. The range of selective and differential media used and the basis of the
biochemical tests will be discussed in detail. The major emphasis of this course will
be given to developing the practical skills required for diagnostic microbiology and
virology. The subject is complementary to MI3051.
- appreciate the hazards associated with working with pathogenic microorganisms and
develop the appropriate microbiological skills;
- describe in detail, the distribution of pathogenic microorganisms in the environment
and the normal flora of animal body systems and the diseases they cause;
- develop competencies for diagnosis of major parasite groups and common parasites of
humans and animals;
- understand the basis for and interpret biochemical reactions in the identification
of pathogenic bacteria;
- understand the need for the use of selective and differential media as an aid in the
initial identification of bacteria.
||MI2021 or PC2201
|MI5003 and MI5021 and MI3421
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Assoc. Professor Brenda Govan
||Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Assoc. Professor Ellen Ariel, Dr Helma Antony, Professor Estelle Venter.
- 39 hours lectures
- 33 hours practicals
||end of semester exam (50%); other exams (30%); assignments (10%); written assignment (10%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement
process, and in case of
minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest