The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook

Description

This course is a general microbiology course. It covers basic microbiological concepts and techniques to include Microbial Diversity and Growth, Microbial Interactions within the Human Body, and Microbial Genetics.


Availability2019 Course Timetables

Callaghan

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Understand the general diversity and characteristics of microorganisms;

2. Thoroughly understand the physio-chemical factors that determine microbial growth;

3. Be familiar with the interaction of microorganisms with the human body;

4. Apply knowledge of microorganisms to an understanding of common pathological disease processes;

5. Understand microbial metabolism and growth;

6. Demonstrate knowledge of microbial genetics and have an informed understanding towards the importance of microbes to gene technology;

7. Demonstrate a knowledge of the concept of probiotics and an awareness of how microorganisms are important in the maintenance of good health;

8. Demonstrate a knowledge of the importance of microorganisms in food production, spoilage and disease transmission.


Content

Topics will include:

 

1.     Microbial diversity and growth

        a)  Major groups (virus, bacteria, eukaryote)

        b)  Cell structure

        c)   Metabolism and growth

 

2.     Microbial interactions with the human body

        a)  Normal microbiota

        b)  Probiotics

        c)  Microbial infections and Antimicrobials

        d)  Microbiology of food

 

3.     Microbial genetics

        a)  DNA as the genetic material and its replications

        b)  Mutations and repair

        c) Gene transfer mechanisms

 


Assumed knowledge

BIOL2090Microbial BiologyThis course is a general microbiology course. It covers basic microbiological concepts and techniques to include Microbial Diversity and Growth, Microbial Interactions within the Human Body, and Microbial Genetics.FSCITFaculty of Science723School of Environmental and Life Sciences1020005980Semester 2 - 2019CALLAGHANCallaghan2019BIOL1001 and BIOL1002; OR BIOL1040 and BIOL1070.Topics will include: 1.     Microbial diversity and growth        a)  Major groups (virus, bacteria, eukaryote)        b)  Cell structure        c)   Metabolism and growth 2.     Microbial interactions with the human body        a)  Normal microbiota        b)  Probiotics        c)  Microbial infections and Antimicrobials        d)  Microbiology of food 3.     Microbial genetics        a)  DNA as the genetic material and its replications        b)  Mutations and repair        c) Gene transfer mechanisms  YOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Understand the general diversity and characteristics of microorganisms;2Thoroughly understand the physio-chemical factors that determine microbial growth;3Be familiar with the interaction of microorganisms with the human body;4Apply knowledge of microorganisms to an understanding of common pathological disease processes;5Understand microbial metabolism and growth;6Demonstrate knowledge of microbial genetics and have an informed understanding towards the importance of microbes to gene technology;7Demonstrate a knowledge of the concept of probiotics and an awareness of how microorganisms are important in the maintenance of good health;8Demonstrate a knowledge of the importance of microorganisms in food production, spoilage and disease transmission. Quiz: Module Competency assessment/ Quizzes - On-lineWritten Assignment: Tutorial AssisgnmentFormal Examination: ExamTutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Tutorial Exercise CallaghanLectureFace to Face On Campus2hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0TutorialFace to Face On Campus1hour(s)per Week for0Full Term0


Assessment items

Quiz: Module Competency assessment/ Quizzes - On-line

Written Assignment: Tutorial Assisgnment

Formal Examination: Exam

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Tutorial Exercise


Contact hours

Callaghan

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Tutorial

Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term