INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY

MIC2MI

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 ElectiveNo

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

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesBIO1MGC OR HBS1HBA OR BIO1APM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsAGR3ANI

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Brock: Biology of Micro organisms

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorMichael T. Madigan, Kelly S. Bender, D.H., Buckley, W., Sattley, M.m Stahl, D.A.

Year2017

Edition/Volume15th Ed

PublisherPEARSON

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Source locationN/A

Prescott's Microbiology

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorWilley, J.M., Sherwood, L.M., and Woolverton, C.J.

Year2016

Edition/Volume10TH ED

PublisherMCGRAW-HILL

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
COMMUNICATION - Cultural Intelligence and Global Perspective
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
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 - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Describe and explain the key principles underlying the ability of some microorganisms including viruses to cause disease in humans and other animals.
02. Use key microbiological techniques to recognise and identify non-pathogenic and pathogenic microorganisms.
03. Conduct microbiological experiments and effectively communicate the results in written reports.
04. Perform basic mathematical calculations and prepare graphic representations to aid in the interpretation of experimental data.
05. Demonstrate independent learning and research skills by locating, interrogating and evaluating relevant scientific information.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size300

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlison Brown

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours 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 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Workshop activities (800 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo15 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Online quizzes (4x5%) (800 words equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1

Practical skills assessment (800 words equivalent)

N/APractical demonstrationIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Final exam  2 hour (2000 word equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo45 SILO1