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



  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning Outcomes

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

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


  1. Archaea & Proteobacteria
  2. Microbial interactions
  3. Environmental microbiology


  1. Microbial Biotechnology


  1. Virology
  2. Fermentation and degradation
  3. Biotechnology applications for microbiology


  1. Molecular microbiology


  1. Eukaryote
  2. Pathogenesis and antimicrobial strategies
  3. Mobile DNA

Assumed Knowledge


Assessment Items

Quiz: On-line Quiz

Written Assignment: Essay/Written Assessment

Formal Examination: Formal Examination

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Tutorial Exercises

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks