MI5021 - Advanced Clinical Microbiology
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
The habitat, the major characteristics and methods used for the isolation and identification
of bacteria and parasites 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 subject will be given
to developing the practical skills required for diagnostic microbiology and parasitology.
The subject is complementary to MI5051.
- 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;
- have a detailed knowledge of selective and differential media used in the initial
identification of bacteria;
- have a detailed understanding of the biochemical basis of tests used in the identification
of pathogenic bacteria.
||MI2011 and MI2021
Study Period 1
|Census Date 28-Mar-2019
||Assoc. Professor Brenda Govan
||Miss Lou Costanzo, Assoc. Professor Ellen Ariel, Dr Helma Antony, Professor Estelle Venter.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
- 39 hours lectures
- 72 hours tutorials
- assessment and self-directed study
||end of semester exam (45%); other exams (40%); assignments (15%).
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