Courses & Units

Microbes and Man KLA256

Hobart

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Introduction

Microorganisms, though invisibly small, collectively make up the majority of the living matter on Earth and have profound influences on many aspects of our lives. This unit will draw on contemporary and real-world examples to explore the influence and impact of microorganisms - both positive and detrimental - on human activities and aspirations. Students will be briefly introduced to the ecology and biology of the main groups of microorganisms and then to the ways in which microorganisms affect our lives, e.g. through disease of humans, animals and plants, their effects on natural and human-controlled environments, in agriculture and food production and deterioration, and their exploitation in a wide range of (bio)technologies. A range of excursions and tutorial activities and/or group discussions will be used to exemplify the lecture content.

Summary

Unit name Microbes and Man
Unit code KLA256
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator

Lyndal Mellefont

Teaching staff

Tom Ross, John Bowman, Shane Powell and other staff from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture

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

Availability

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

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
059901 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,783.00

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

KLA436

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x lectures and 1 x 3 hr practical, excursion or tutorial classes per week

Assessment

3-hr theory exam (60%), internal assessment - assignments (30%), excursion reports (10%)

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