Courses & Units

Applied Microbiology ZAS121

Note:

Launceston and Cradle Coast students will need to travel to attend a 3 day workshop in Hobart for this unit.

Introduction

In this unit you will acquire fundamental conceptual knowledge in six key areas – the impact of microorganisms, microbial evolution, cell structure and function, metabolic pathways, information flow and genetics, and microbial systems - and develop a set of core microbiological laboratory skills. You will also learn how to apply the knowledge and skills you acquire to address questions of a microbiological nature, particularly for the purpose of achieving beneficial outcomes in natural and man-made environments, in industry, and in human and animal health and well-being.

This unit also introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.

You will be introduced to:
- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.

Summary

Unit name Applied Microbiology
Unit code ZAS121
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
University College
Discipline STEAM
Coordinator Doctor Janelle Brown
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain key microbiological concepts using applicable scientific terminology and industry relevant examples
  • Use microbiological tools and laboratory techniques to conduct applied microbiological studies
  • Analyse and interpret microbiological data to address industry-related questions
  • Reflect on own technical practice and transferable skills to generate plans for self-development
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010911 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
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4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Requisites

Prerequisites

ZAS117

Mutual Exclusions

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

ZAS201|ZAS221

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Lectures online; Tutorials 1-2 hours per week; Labs/field trips/workshops: up to 4 days per semester, including a 3 day workshop in Hobart. 
 

AssessmentAT2: Laboratory-based investigation (40%)|AT3: Microbial Profile (40%)|AT1: Physical and biochemical attribute assessment (20%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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