Courses & Units

Microbiology KLA210

Note:

Students who have undertaken any first year unit in the Biological Sciences not listed in the pre-requisites should contact the Unit Co-ordinator to discuss possible entry to the unit.

Introduction

Provides students with a basic knowledge of microbiology including bacteria, fungi, protozoans 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 as well as an introduction to techniques in molecular microbiology.

Summary

Unit name Microbiology
Unit code KLA210
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Land & Food
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Teaching staff

Dr L Mellefont (Coordinator), Assoc Prof T Ross, Assoc Prof J Bowman and others from the Schools of Land and Food and Medicine (Pathology)

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

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

* 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 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education

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Requisites

Prerequisites

Any of: KZA161 or KPA161 or KPZ164 or KRA113 or KRA121 or CHG105 OR Admission into a Masters course

Mutual Exclusions

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

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

26 lectures, 13x3-hr practical classes

Assessment

3-hr theory exam (60%), practical (30%), weekly assignments (10%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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