Microbiology is the study of single-celled organisms and viruses, which are ubiquitous on Earth and which are intimately involved in our lives, with both good and bad effects. General Microbiology is an introductory unit that gives students an overview of microbes, particularly bacteria, as well as specific skills in handling and using microbial cultures. You will gain knowledge that you can apply to control microbial growth in order to maximise the benefits of microbes whilst limiting their disadvantages. Practical classes take the form of a directed research project closely integrated with the theory course. In this project, you choose the techniques to be used and evaluate how effectively you carried these out.
|Unit name||General Microbiology|
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Centre for Fisheries and Aquaculture|
Mr Mike Williams
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- International students
- Domestic students
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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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Weekly for 13 weeks, 2 h lectures, 3 h practicals or tutorial
Coursework 60%, Examination 40%
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Madigan, M.T. and Martinko, J.M.,Brock: Biology of Microorganisms
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