Credit points: 60

Subject outline

The Honours course consists of a one year supervised research project and a relatively minor course work component. Microbiological research is as varied in its nature as the microbial world itself and the research interests of the Department of Microbiology reflect this diversity. Programs are potentially available within the Department in the areas of: the molecular and cellular biology of human and animal viruses; the interactions between host and pathogen; the molecular genetics of bacterial plasmids and of bacterial synthesis of polysaccharides; the molecular biology of signal transduction in mitochondrial and neurodegenerative diseases; understanding mitochondrial function in pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms; as well as other relevant aspects of microbial physiology and mammalian cell biology. More details can be found at: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/microbiology/honours.html.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points60

Subject Co-ordinatorNaomi Bishop

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in SHBIS or SHS or SHMES or SHMC.


Incompatible subjects MIC40HON, MIC41HON

Equivalent subjects MIC41HON

Special conditions This unit of study represents the first semester of a year long program. Students MUST complete both MIC4HNA and MIC4HNB in the one academic year.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorNaomi Bishop

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The lectures are compulsory (medical certified needed for non-attendance)"

Supervised Research Week: 10 - 22
One 5.0 days supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
Laboratory and research skills assessmentThe assessment components listed are the combined assessment for MIC41HON and MIC42HON.5
one 10,000-word Thesis65
one 3,000-word essay7
one 5,000-word literature review15
seminar and lecturette presentations totalling approx. 1 hour8