Microbiology

Course code BIOL3100Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences

Microbiology will cover a series of integrated themes including virology, molecular microbiology, microbial biotechnology environmental microbiology, pathogenesis, antibiotic activity and antibiotic resistance.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesOn 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.
ContentTopics will include:
1. Evolution and Diversity
a) Archaea & Proteobacteria
b) Microbial interactions
c) Environmental microbiology

2. Microbial Biotechnology
a) Virology
b) Fermentation and degradation
c) Biotechnology applications for microbiology

3. Molecular microbiology
a) Eukaryote
b) Pathogenesis and antimicrobial strategies
c) Mobile DNA
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeBIOL2090
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Tutorial
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Group/tutorial participation and contributionStudents will be allocated questions that need to be answered and submitted for marking in the relevant tutorial
Quiz - Tutorial
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Tutorial: for 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 weeks
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for BIOL3100