This unit should not be taken by students wishing to enrol in 3rd year units Medical Microbiology and Advanced Immunology (CJA313 and CJA314). The correct pre-requisite for those units is KLA210 Microbiology.
This unit is subject to capping. Students undertaking the Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science have preferential enrolment.
Students who have undertaken any first year unit in the Biological Sciences not listed in the pre-requisites should contact the Unit Co-ordinator to discuss possible entry to the unit.
Provides students with a basic knowledge of microbiology including bacteria, archaea and viruses. The unit considers the place of microorganisms in the evolution of life on earth, their structure, chemistry, biology and ecology, and consideration of their role in disease, ecosystems, food production and biotechnology. The unit features a component of marine microbiology lectures that cover the roles played by microbes and viruses in different oceanographic zones and distinct marine ecosystems, including provision of environmental services, food webs, functional diversity and impact on climate. The practical component provides students with skills in the cultivation and identification of bacteria as well as an introduction to techniques in molecular microbiology, and includes specific components relating to isolation and identification of marine bacteria.
|Unit name||Microbiology (Marine)|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Land & Food
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
Dr L Mellefont (Coordinator), Assoc Prof T Ross, Assoc Prof J Bowman
|Available as student elective?||No|
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- International students
- Domestic students
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.
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Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
KLA210 and JFA214 (M,Excl)
26 lectures, 13x3hr practical classes
3-hour theory exam (60%), practical test (30%), weekly assignments (10%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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