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|Administered by:||College of Public Health, Medical and Vet Sciences|
The subject will be available to BBiomedSc, BMedLabSc students only or by permission of the subject coordinator
This is a vocationally oriented subject aimed at providing practical training for students and future professionals with a microbial research and/or diagnostic focus. The subject introduces the molecular techniques with respect to microbial epidemiology and analysis. It covers both underlying theory and practical application. Areas that the student will be exposed to include quality assurance and measures of error, pipette maintenance, genetic techniques such as nucleic acid extraction, PCR and cloning and computer assisted analytical techniques such as primer design, sequence and SNP analysis, whole genome and next generation sequencing, database searches, testing the validity and robustness of phylogenetic data and identification of markers of microbial pathogenicity and virulence.
Participate and complete any required assessment in at least 90% of the practical classes. Achieve an overall mark of >50%.
|Students should enter the subject with an understanding of genomic structure, DNA replication mechanisms and microbial diversity|
|Prerequisites:||(3 CP OF LEVEL 2 MI) AND (3 CP OF LEVEL 2 BC)|
|Townsville, Study Period 7, Intensive|
|Census Date 06-Jul-2023|
|Face to face teaching 19-Jun-2023 to 30-Jun-2023|
|Coordinator:||Dr Jenny Elliman|
|Lecturers:||Dr Jenny Elliman, Assoc. Professor Donna Rudd, Professor Bruce Gummow, Dr Helma Antony, Dr Sarah-Jane Wilson, Ms Mollie Coad, Assoc. Professor Paul Horwood.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
Note: 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 official information.