Courses & Units

General Microbiology JFA214


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
Unit code JFA214
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School IMAS
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Centre for Fisheries and Aquaculture

Mr Mike Williams

Teaching staff

Mr Mike Williams

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching Pattern

Weekly for 13 weeks, 2 h lectures, 3 h practicals or tutorial


Coursework 60%, Examination 40%

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Madigan, M.T. and Martinko, J.M.,Brock: Biology of Microorganisms

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