|Student Contribution Band:||Band 3|
|Administered by:||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences|
The subject will be available 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.
|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) or equivalent|
|Townsville, Block, Study Period 7|
|Census Date 11-Jul-2019|
|Face to face teaching 24-Jun-2019 to 05-Jul-2019|
|Coordinator:||Dr Jenny Elliman|
|Lecturers:||Dr Jenny Elliman, Professor Bruce Gummow, Dr Karina Jones, Dr Sarah-Jane Wilson, Dr Graham Burgess.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
|Assessment:||quizzes or tests (50%); assignments (10%); engagement and competence in skill based tasks (40%).|
|Special Assessment Requirements:||Compulsory attendance of 9/10 practical sessions Satisfactory completion of set competency tasks undertaken during practical sessions|
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.