Credit points: 15
MIC2MI is a basic introductory subject, a discipline not taught in first year. Four major areas are covered in four blocks of lectures, with three face to face lectures weekly throughout the semester. The four major areas include: Introductory Microbiology, Microbial Ecology, Microbial Genetics and Microbial Cell Biology. Apart from providing the relevant information essential for emerging microbiologists, important key concepts are taught through the use of animation and videos, while other concepts are modelled in class. Laboratory classes (2 hours per week) with experiments directly relating to the lecture content are run in parallel to the lectures. Students are under constant supervision and guided by demonstrators (one demonstrator per group of 12 to 18 students), where they learn the handling, manipulation and identification of a variety of important microorganisms.
Subject Co-ordinatorAlison Brown
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
PrerequisitesHBS1HBA OR BIO1APM OR BIO1MGC
Quota Management StrategyEnrolment accepted until quota reached
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Special conditionsStudents are required to wear laboratory coats and shoes in teaching laboratories.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
Brock: Biology of Micro organisms
AuthorMichael T. Madigan, Kelly S. Bender, D.H., Buckley, W., Sattley, M.m Stahl, D.A.
AuthorWilley, J.M., Sherwood, L.M., and Woolverton, C.J.
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
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment size300
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlison Brown
Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
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.
|One 1-hour mcq practical theory examination (including skills assessment) (250 -words equiv)||N/A||N/A||No||15||SILO1, SILO2, SILO4|
|One 3-hour written examination (3,000-words equiv)||N/A||N/A||No||60||SILO1|
|One individual lab report (1,000 word -equiv)||N/A||N/A||No||15||SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5|
|E-portfolio (group research topic, 250 word equivalent per student)||N/A||N/A||No||10||SILO1, SILO2, SILO5|