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Applied Microbiology ZAS201

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


This unit will introduce you to five key concepts of applied microbiology in the context of fermentation and separation industries. These concepts are microbial evolution, cell structure and function, metabolic pathways, information flow and genetics, and microbial systems. You will learn how these concepts are applied in various fermentation and separation processes. In addition, you will investigate the importance of microorganisms in product safety and quality control. Your learning will involve development of fundamental conceptual knowledge with practical work taking place primarily in a lab-based setting.


Unit name Applied Microbiology
Unit code ZAS201
Credit points 6.25
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Science

Janelle Brown

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 1 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 1 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 1 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 1 4/2/2019 12/3/2019 13/3/2019 12/4/2019

* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Learning Outcomes


D1. Explain key microbiological concepts using applicable scientific terminology and examples

D2. Perform key microbiological laboratory skills using appropriate scientific tools and techniques

D3. Analyse microbiological data

D4. Apply microbiological knowledge and skills in an applied industry setting

Practice and Portfolio

P1. Apply discipline based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations

P2. Analyse and communicate core concepts related to discipline knowledge and practice

P3. Analyse and evaluate applications of innovative and/or entrepreneurial practice

P4. Develop and communicate understandings related to graduate attributes and transferable skills as adaptive practitioners



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
2 2019: $584.00 010911

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Teaching Pattern
  • Lectures online
  • Tutorials 1-2hrs per week
  • Labs/field trips/workshops: up to 6 days per term
  • Investigation (30%)
  • laboratory Report (35%)
  • Microbial profile (35%)
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