This unit gives students detailed descriptions of microbial physiology, taxonomy and genetics. The unit is strongly focused on micro-organisms which are pathogenic to human beings and students are taught techniques for isolating and identifying those organisms. Interactions between microbes and human beings are described, in particular mechanisms of pathogenesis, and the role of genetic recombination in the development of new strains.
|Unit name||General and Medical Microbiology|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,354.00||010911|
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BLabMed students: CXA101 and CXA261
M6U and M7U students: no pre-requisites.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
1-hr lecture (weeks 1-4); Test (week 5), 2-hr lecture (week 6), Test (week 7) on-line lecture material (weeks 8-13); 1-hr tutorial (10 weeks); 3-hr practical (10 weeks).
Lit-Review (1500 words) (15%), Genetics test (10%), Mid Semester Test (15%) Laboratory proficiency (10%) and Final 3-hr theory exam (50%)
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