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Microbiology: The microbial world (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor Peter Wright

Malaysia Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)
Malaysia First semester 2004 (Day)
Malaysia Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Introduction to microorganisms (bacteria, fungi, viruses and protozoa) and to the experimental methods used in their study. Describes their nature and life in terms of their structure, physiology, growth, control, diversity and relationships. Practical applications of control of their growth are considered in food microbiology, and selected important groups of bacteria are discussed in detail. Practical class program includes microscopy and staining techniques, culturing of microorganisms, appropriate handling techniques, and methods of enumeration and identification of bacteria. A basis for the more advanced microbiology subjects is provided.

Assessment: Mid-semester test (50 min): 15% + Examinations (1 and 2 hours): 25% and 40% + Practical reports and quizzes: 15% + Laboratory practical skills: 5%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour practical/tutorial/self-directed learning exercise per week

Prerequisites: BIO1022 or BMS1021 + Recommended: MOL2011 and MOL2022

Prohibitions: BTH2766

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