Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.
The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).
Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.
Course planning information
Attendance at all laboratory classes is compulsory. All assessment is compulsory. To pass student must achieve 40% in final exam and a minimum of 50% overall.
You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.
General progression requirementsYou must complete at least 45 credits from 100-level before enrolling in 200-level courses.
What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.
- 1 Describe and classify the major groups of fungal pathogens of humans in New Zealand and the criteria for their differentiation.
- 2 Assess the clinical and public health significance of the dermatomycoses and other fungal pathogens, discuss the sources and transmission of the causal agents.
- 3 Describe and carry out specimen collection, processing, isolation and identification techniques for the selected fungi.
- 4 Outline the modes of action and discuss major advantages and disadvantages of the commonly used methods of sterilisation and disinfection and tests of their efficacy.
- 5 Describe the major properties of bacterial pathogens; describe and carry out tests used for the laboratory diagnosis of bacterial pathogens.
- 6 Discuss the host-parasite relationship and the steps typically involved in the development of infectious disease and describe the pathogenesis of human disease caused by selected bacteria.
- 7 Explain the modes of action of selected antimicrobial agents active against bacterial cell walls, ribosomes and nucleic acid synthesis.
- 8 Discuss the mechanisms of resistance to antimicrobial agents typically exhibited by bacteria with specific reference to selected examples.
Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.
|Assessment||Learning outcomes assessed||Weighting|
|Test||1 2 3 4 5 6 7||10%|
|Test||1 2 3 4 5 6||10%|
|Test||1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8||10%|
|Test||1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8||10%|
|Exam (centrally scheduled)||1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8||60%|
Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.
You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.
Explanation of assessment types
- Computer programmes
- Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
- Creative compositions
- Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
- Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
- An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
- Exam (centrally scheduled)
- An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
- Oral or performance or presentation
- Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
- You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
- Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
- Practical or placement
- Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
- Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
- Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
- Written assignment
- Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.
Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.
JAWETZ, MELNICK & ADELBERG'S MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY (2016)
MANUAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY (2015)
MIM'S MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY
BROCK BIOLOGY OF MICROORGANISMS (2019)
LARONE'S MEDICALLY IMPORTANT FUNGI
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