|Student Contribution Band:||Band 3|
|Administered by:||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences|
This subject has an enrolment limit of 20 students per year. The subject will be available to BMedSc, BMedLabSc students only or by permission of Head of School
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)|
|Townsville, Block, Study Period 7|
|Census Date 09-Jul-2015|
|Face to face teaching 29-Jun-2015 to 10-Jul-2015|
|Coordinator:||Dr Jenny Elliman, Dr Graham Burgess|
|Lecturers:||Dr Jenny Elliman, Assoc. Professor Catherine Rush, Professor Bruce Gummow, Dr Graham Burgess.|
|Assessment:||quizzes or tests (50%); tutorial attendance and participation (50%).|
|Special Assessment Requirements:||Compulsory attendance of 9/10 practical sessions Satisfactory completion of set competency tasks undertaken during practical sessions|
An enrolment quota applies to this offering.
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.