Courses & Units

Microbiology KLA437

Hobart

Note:

This unit is classed as a restricted unit and is only available to Master of Applied Science Microbiology students.

Introduction

Provides Master of Applied Science students with knowledge of microbiology including bacteria, fungi, protozoans and viruses with particular emphasis on the structure, function and ecophysiology of bacteria 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 practical component provides students with skills in the cultivation and identification of bacteria and fungi, as well as an introduction to techniques in molecular microbiology. Students will also be expected to develop excellent laboratory record keeping and reporting skills.

In addition to general course content, students are expected to undertake prescribed reading at an advanced level on recent developments in microbiology and to incorporate this knowledge in their theory examination.

Summary

Unit name Microbiology
Unit code KLA437
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator

Lyndal Mellefont

Teaching staff

Tom Ross, John Bowman, Shane Powell and others from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and School of Medicine

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Fees

Domestic

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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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

JFA214 and KLA210 and KLA200

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

26 lectures, 13x3-hr practical classes

Assessment

3-hr theory exam (60%), practical test (20%), laboratory journal (10%), weekly assignments (10%)

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Textbooks

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