Microbiology & Responses to Infection

    Course details

    • Code: HLTH.7508
    • Fee: $1,710*
    • Level: 7
    • Credits: 30
    • EFTS: 0.25
    • Subject: Health Studies, Nursing
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class100 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1, Semester 2
LocationRotorua (Mokoia)
Related programmes Graduate Certificate in Infection Risk Management (Level 7);
Graduate Diploma in Infection Risk Management (Level 7);

Course Aim

Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of common pathogenic microorganisms, antimicrobial resistance, and responses to infection.

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of microbiology and antibiotics in relation to infection prevention and control.
  2. Describe the structure and function of microorganisms and how these relate to pathogenicity and virulence.
  3. Identify commonly used laboratory techniques and demonstrate an understanding of their application to infection prevention and control practice.
  4. Examine the difference between innate and acquired, natural and artificial immunity.
  5. Critically discuss the development, and use of antimicrobials and their relationship to resistance.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017