Microbiology and Immunology (Optometry)

Subject 526-306 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 3 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 lectures and 12 hours of practical work/tutorials
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Prerequisites: Enrolment in the third year of the Bachelor of Optometry course.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their active and safe participation in a subject are encouraged to discuss this with the relevant subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.


Mrs Helen Mary Cain, Mrs Sandra Jocelyn Uren
Subject Overview:

By the end of the subject students should have an appreciation of:

  • the range of infections of the eye that may be caused by bacteria, viruses, chlamydiae, fungi and protozoa;

  • how infections spread from person to person and may be transmitted by optometrists;

  • how infection is prevented in the optometrist's practice by appropriate aseptic technique and methods of sterilisation and disinfection;

  • the principles of antimicrobial chemotherapy; and

  • the principles of immunity and epidemiology.

Assessment: A 1-hour written examination held mid-semester (20%); a 2-hour written examination in the examination period (80%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Only available to Bachelor of Optometry students.

Related Course(s): Bachelor of Optometry

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