Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
Microbiology will cover a series of integrated themes including virology, molecular microbiology, microbial biotechnology environmental microbiology, pathogenesis, antibiotic activity and antibiotic resistance.
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:
1. Knowledge of the biotechnology processes for which microorganisms can be used and manipulated.
2. Knowledge of the dynamic nature of symbiotic interactions.
3. An understanding of the problems involved in antimicrobial therapy and the development of new chemicals for the control of microorganisms.
4. Knowledge of applied microbiology to environmental management.
Topics will include:
1. Evolution and Diversity
a) Archaea & Proteobacteria
b) Microbial interactions
c) Environmental microbiology
2. Microbial Biotechnology
b) Fermentation and degradation
c) Biotechnology applications for microbiology
3. Molecular microbiology
b) Pathogenesis and antimicrobial strategies
c) Mobile DNA
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks