Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Unit topics include medical and veterinary microbiology, virology, epidemiology and molecular pathogenesis.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnna Morris

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Student must have attempted MIC2MI (previously MIC2IM) or BIO1OF for Bachelor of Medical Science students who have completed at least 90 first year credit points


Incompatible subjects MIC2MVM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students are required to wear laboratory coats and shoes in teaching laboratories.

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBrock: Biology of Micro-organismsPrescribedMadigan, M. T. Martinko, J. M., Dunlap, P.V. and Clark, D.P.13TH EDN, PEARSON 2012 OR
ReadingsPrescott's MicrobiologyPrescribedWilley, J.M., Sherwood, L.M. and Woolverton, C.J.8TH EDN, MCGRAW HILL 2011

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size215

Enrolment information Laboratory space Enrolment based on academic merit in the first year.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnna Morris

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

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.


Assessment elementComments%
One 1-hour practical examination20
One 3-hour written examination65
Three 400-word practical reports15