INVISIBLE WORLD OF MICROBES

MIC2IWM

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The subject provides you with knowledge in introductory microbiology, microbial genetics, microbial communities and interactions. The key concepts covered in the subject forms a foundation in understanding the life cycle of bacteria and viruses, process in microbial genetics and microbial communities and their interactions. Important key concepts are taught using animations and videos, while other concepts are modelled in laboratory classes. 

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlison Brown

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesA combination of online lectures, online workshops, live Zoom meetings and face to face practicals 

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesBIO1APM OR HBS1HBA OR MIC1IEP OR BIO1MGC

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsMIC2MI AND AGR3ANI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsLab gown and closed toe shoes for practical classes

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Brock Biology of microorganisms

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMichael T. Madigan, Kelly S. Bender, Daniel H. Buckley, W. Matthew Sattley, David A. Stahl

Year2019

Edition/Volume15th

PublisherPearson Education Limited

ISBN9781292235196

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationLibrary online

Prescott's Microbiology

Resource TypeOther resource

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorJoanne M. Willey, Linda M. Sherwood, and Christopher J. Woolverton

Year2016

Edition/Volume10th Edition

PublisherMcGraw-Hill Education

ISBN9781259662621

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationLibrary online

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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain the classification and diversity of microbes and the basic requirements for life
02. Describe key microbiological techniques to manipulate microorganism in the laboratory
03. Use raw data to calculate variables for scientific data analysis and interpret findings for presentation in effective scientific format
04. Demonstrate independent research skills by locating and evaluating experimental data.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlison Brown

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture/workshop every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

PracticalWeek: 12 - 22
One 2.00 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

PracticalWeek: 11 - 21
One 2.00 hours practical every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 21 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 12 - 22
One 1.00 hour scheduled online class every three weeks on weekdays during the day from week 12 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 11 - 21
Two 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 21 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Workshop activities (800 words equivalent) 

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online quizzes (4 x 5%) (800 words equivalent) 

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO3

Practical skills assessment (800 words equivalent) 

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualNo20 SILO2

Final Exam  2 hr (2000 words equivalent) 

N/ACentral examIndividualNo45 SILO1