MBIO12013 - Microbiology for Health Care

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit provides students with essential knowledge on the role of microorganisms and infection control within the context of health care. The unit will also cover host defences and the immune response, including the host-pathogen relationship and the mechanisms of microbial disease. Microbial epidemiology will be examined, with emphasis on worldwide discipline-specific examples.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prereq: BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2 or BIOH11005 Introductory Anatomy and Physiology or ALLH11004 Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professionals 2.

Condition: Be enrolled in any of the following courses: CG95, CC30, CB77, CB29, CB66, CB70, CB86 or CQ23.

This unit is incompatible with MBIO19012 Microbiology.

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Mackay
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
2. Written Assessment 30%
3. Examination 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 47.71% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
Students were annoyed by the distractions caused by a couple of individuals in lectures.
Recommendation
There were a couple of students who were disruptive in lectures. I will be more stern with similar individuals in future.
Action Taken
There were no disruption issues this term.
Source: Student feedback & self-reflection.
Feedback
A few students felt that there was too much content that was not relevant to them.
Recommendation
It is difficult to keep things relevant when teaching students from diverse discipline areas. However, I will look into restructuring the unit to improve this area.
Action Taken
The unit was restructured for Term 2, including more discipline-specific modules.
Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
Some students felt that the assessments could have been better timed to avoid their residential schools.
Recommendation
Again, with students from different disciplines and with practicals / residential schools at different times, this is difficult to do. However, I will look into modifying the assessment due dates to fit in with the majority of students' other assessment tasks.
Action Taken
Assessment due dates were modified a little to try to better accommodate other units' assessment items.
Source: Moodle unit feedback
Feedback
Students enjoyed the home practical exercise
Recommendation
The home practical exercises will continue.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle unit feedback
Feedback
Some students thought that the content was not relevant to their course, while others thought it was highly relevant. Many commented favorably on the modules.
Recommendation
Discipline specific modules were introduced this term to make the content more relevant to the different disciplines. These will be modified next year following consultation with the respective course coordinators to make them even more relevant.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle unit feedback
Feedback
Students would like more explanation of the virtual labs, and possibly one larger document to explain the case study rather than a few smaller ones.
Recommendation
I will amend the assessment information for the virtual labs and case study to hopefully make it easier to understand.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the relationship between form and function in the major groups of microorganisms.
  2. Discuss the role of microorganisms in relation to human health, with particular reference to the normal microbiota and exogenous microorganisms.
  3. Describe the mechanisms of microbial diseases, including host-microbe interactions and disease transmission.
  4. Explain the fundamental principles of innate and adaptive (specific) immunity
  5. Describe the major cells and tissues of the immune system and state their function in the immune response.
  6. Apply the fundamental principles of microbial epidemiology to current issues relating to human health.
  7. Interpret the principles of sterilisation, disinfection, and infection control in relation to the student’s discipline area.
  8. Interpret the results of laboratory experiments in the context of the underlying microbiological principles.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
3 - Examination
2 - Written Assessment
1 - Online Quiz(zes)