Credit points: 30
This subject introduces students to innovative scientific skills in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Microbial Genetics and Microbial Cell Biology. Advanced laboratory classes provide students with a capstone experience comprising an ongoing laboratory program directly linked to the lecture topics, as well as an independent research project combining innovative project design with microbiological technical skills and scientific knowledge. The project culminates in a pitching session in which students present their projects. The capstone experience focuses on the professional skills and competencies expected from a working microbiologist: working in a team, formulating hypotheses, designing/performing experiments, analysing data, communicating results. La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential is addressed by developing the ability to tackle problems creatively, generate and implement new ideas, achieve project milestones and pitch project goals and outcomes to others.
Subject Co-ordinatorCarolyn Bell
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites(AGR3AH OR MIC2MI) AND MIC2MMV
Students admitted into the Bachelor of Biomedical Science must have passed MIC2MMV
Quota Management StrategyMerit based quota management
Quota-conditions or rulesAssessed on an average of a student's performance in MIC2MI and MIC2MMV.
Minimum credit point requirementN/A
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
Intended Learning Outcomes
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment size150
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCarolyn Bell
Two 3.00 h laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Four 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
Written test (1-hour) (1,000-words equivalent)
Journal style article (500-words per student) 2% team contribution, 8% team submission
One 2-hour end of semester written exam (2,000-words equivalent)
|Other written exam||Individual||No||20||SILO1, SILO2|
One 3-hour end of semester written exam (3,000-words equivalent)
|Central exam||Individual||No||40||SILO1, SILO2|
Workbook (1,000 words per student)
Research Project - poster presentation (500-words per student) 2% team contribution, 8% team poster