INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY

BIO2IMB

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject introduces microbiology through units of ever increasing size and complexity. We begin with molecules and cells, proceed to whole organisms and then onto how microbes interact with their environment, including humans. Topics covered in the lectures include microbial cell and molecular biology, structure and function of microbes and viruses, the control of microbial growth, causes of common microbial and viral diseases, and microbial interactions with humans and the environment. The practical component focuses on developing the practical skills required to safely study microorganisms.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJoseph Tucci

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites BI01CO

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBrock Biology of MicroorganismsPrescribedMadigan, MT, Martinko, JM, Dunlap, PV and Clark DP 201213TH EDITION, SYDNEY, PEARSON
ReadingsFoundations in MicrobiologyPrescribedTalaro, KT 20097TH EDITION, SYDNEY, MCGRAW-HILL

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Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoseph Tucci

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"(for eight weeks)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
2-hour examination40
4 online quizzes8
Class Test 2 - essay (40 minutes worth of writing)6
Laboratory Report20
Module A. Skills Competency Tests, in practicals10
Module B. Skills Competency Tests, in practicals10
class test 1 - 30 multiple choice questions6

Malaysia, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoseph Tucci

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 10 - 22
Three 1.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
2-hour examination40
4 online quizzes8
Class Test 2 - essay (40 minutes worth of writing)6
Laboratory Report20
Module A. Skills Competency Tests, in practicals10
Module B. Skills Competency Tests, in practicals10
class test 1 - 30 multiple choice questions6

Malaysia, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoseph Tucci

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
2-hour examination40
4 online quizzes8
Class Test 2 - essay (40 minutes worth of writing)6
Laboratory Report20
Module A. Skills Competency Tests, in practicals10
Module B. Skills Competency Tests, in practicals10
class test 1 - 30 multiple choice questions6