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MI3421 - Medical Laboratory Science Microbiology Honours

Credit points: 03
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

Available to level 3 Medical Laboratory Science Honours students.

Subject content as for MI3021.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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;
  • undertake a critical literature review;
  • undertake a research project proposal development.
Prerequisites: MI2021
BC3401 and MI3021 and PP3451


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Brenda Govan
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Assoc. Professor Ellen Ariel.
Contact hours:
  • 39 hours lectures
  • 33 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); other exams (50%).

    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.