Credit points: 60
The Honours course consists of a one year supervised research project and a relatively minor course work component. Microbiological research is as varied in its nature as the microbial world itself and the research interests of the Microbiology discipline reflect this diversity. Programs are potentially available within the discipline in the areas of: the molecular and cellular biology of human and animal viruses; the interactions between host and pathogen; the molecular genetics of bacterial plasmids and wastewater microbiology; environmental microbiology; molecular parasitology; the molecular biology of signal transduction in mitochondrial and neurodegenerative diseases; understanding mitochondrial function in pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganisms; as well as other relevant aspects of microbial physiology and mammalian cell biology.
Subject Co-ordinatorSteve Petrovski
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
Available as ElectiveNo
Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses SHBIS or SHS or SHMES or SHMC or SHAVB
Quota Management StrategyN/A
Quota-conditions or rulesN/A
Special conditionsThis subject of study represents the first semester of a year long program. Students MUST complete both MIC4HNA and MIC4HNB in the one academic year.
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 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteve Petrovski
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
The lectures are compulsory (medical certified needed for non-attendance)
Supervised ResearchWeek: 10 - 22
One 5.00 d supervised research per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
|Laboratory and research skills assessment (500-words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||5||SILO1, SILO4|
|One 10,000-words Thesis||N/A||N/A||No||65||SILO1, SILO2|
|One 3,000-words literature review||N/A||N/A||No||10||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|
|Workshop assessment and abstract writing test (1,000-words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||5||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4|
|Seminar and lecturette presentations totalling approx. 1 hour (1500 words equivalent)||N/A||N/A||No||15||SILO1, SILO2, SILO3|