LQB301 Medical Microbiology and Infection Control

Microorganisms continue to be an important cause of human morbidity and mortality in the healthcare system, while also posing an occupational risk for healthcare professionals. In your clinical practice as a healthcare professional, a broad knowledge and understanding of infectious diseases is fundamental to developing strategies to successfully prevent, treat and reduce the risk of transmission and infection-associated sequelae in the community and in healthcare facilities. This introductory unit provides you with foundational knowledge on the range of microorganisms affecting human health and disease, alongside the methods used to limit the growth and transmission of microbial pathogens. This foundational knowledge underpins the practical experience you will gain in dealing with microorganisms in your subsequent clinical practice units of your degree.

Unit information

Unit code
LQB301
Faculty
Faculty of Health
School/Discipline
Biomedical Sciences
Study area
Science and mathematics
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Dates Locations
Semester 1, 2020 24 February 2020 - 19 June 2020 Kelvin Grove
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Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2020: $1,190
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2020: $4,644
International student fee (excluding study abroad students)
2020: $5,328
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Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.

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