INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY

BIO2IMB

2021

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.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIan Swift

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesBIO1CO OR BIO1OF

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Foundations in Microbiology

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorTalaro, KT

Year2009

Edition/Volume7TH EDITION

PublisherSYDNEY, MCGRAW-HILL

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Brock Biology of Microorganisms

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorMadigan, MT, Martinko, JM, Dunlap, PV and Clark DP

Year2012

Edition/Volume13TH EDITION

PublisherSYDNEY, PEARSON

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Define and distinguish between terms in the basic vocabulary of microbiology.
02. Display basic competency in the safe handling, observation and enumeration of microbes in the laboratory.
03. Compare the structure and function of different types of microorganisms (both prokaryotic and eukaryotic and relate these to the other living organisms.
04. Explain how microorganisms grow, interact with their environment, and predict those factors that are likely to affect growth for a given set of environmental conditions.
05. Describe and compare various microbes and explain the roles that microbes play in human diseases and health and functioning of the environment.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Swift

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Three 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 10 - 22
Six 3.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
2-hour end of semester examination (2000 words)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Laboratory report (800 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4
Module A. Skills Competency Tests, in practicals (500 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3
Module B. Skills Competency Tests, in practicals (500 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO2, SILO3
30-minute in-class test (500 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term L1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 2 - 7
One 36.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.
36-hours of Blended Lectures and Online Learning Activities in the teaching period delivered as a combination of face-to-face and online.

PracticalWeek: 2 - 7
One 15.00 h practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.
15-hours of Practical or Directed Learning Activities during the teaching period and delivered via face-to-face or online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Presentation (500 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Laboratory competency skills (600 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3
30-minute in-class test (500 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
2-hour end of semester examination (2000 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Laboratory report (800 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Singapore (PSB), 2021, Term L1, Night

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJennifer Selkirk-Bell

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 2 - 7
One 36.00 h lecture per study period on weekdays at night from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.
36-hours of Blended Lectures and Online Learning Activities in the teaching period delivered as a combination of face-to-face and online.

PracticalWeek: 2 - 7
One 15.00 h practical per study period on weekdays at night from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via face-to-face.
15-hours of Practical or Directed Learning Activities during the teaching period and delivered via face-to-face or online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Presentation (500 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Laboratory competency skills (600 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3
30-minute in-class test (500 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
2-hour end of semester examination (2000 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Laboratory report (800 word equiv)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4