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Applied Microbiology ZAS221

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 ZAS221
Credit points 12.5
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 3/2/2020 24/2/2020 11/3/2020 9/4/2020

* 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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Learning Outcomes

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

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

3. Analyse microbiological data

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

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

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

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

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



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 010911

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Teaching Pattern
  • Lectures online
  • Tutorials 1-2hrs per week
  • Labs/field trips/workshops: up to 6 days per term

AT1: Lectures online

AT2: Tutorials 1-2hrs per week

AT3: Labs/field trips/workshops: up to 6 days per term

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