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Introductory Microbiology (6 points)


Leader: Dr Alan Howgrave-Graham

Gippsland First semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2003 (OCL)
Malaysia First semester 2003 (Day)
Gippsland First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Introductory microbiology begins with an overview of microbiology and microorganisms. Microscopy and staining are covered, followed by a general introduction to the structure, function, and handling of microorganisms, including their nutritional requirements,growth, basic metabolism and their response to environmental factors. Consideration of methods for control of microorganisms follows. The taxonomy of procaryotes and the major groups of bacteria are examined, with the most important genera and species being described. This is followed by consideration of the Archaebacteria. Of the eucaryotes, the fungi are considered in more detail than the algae and protozoa.

Assessment: Mid-semester written examination (2 hours): 35% + Final written examination (2 hours): 35% + Practical work and laboratory reports: 25% + An unknown bacterial identification project: 5%

Contact Hours: 3 hours of lectures/tutorials and 3 hours of laboratory classes per week

Off-campus attendance requirements: OCL students are expected to spend an average of 12 hours per week which includes practical exercises conducted at a 5 day residential school

Prerequisites: BIO1722 and CHM1011 or CHM1616 or permission

Prohibitions: MIC2011, ASC2666, ASC2676

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