This unit is classed as a restricted unit and is only available to Master of Applied Science Microbiology students.
Provides Master of Applied Science students with knowledge of microbiology including bacteria, fungi, protozoans and viruses with particular emphasis on the structure, function and ecophysiology of bacteria 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 and fungi, as well as an introduction to techniques in molecular microbiology. Students will also be expected to develop excellent laboratory record keeping and reporting skills.
In addition to general course content, students are expected to undertake prescribed reading at an advanced level on recent developments in microbiology and to incorporate this knowledge in their theory examination.
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
|Discipline||Agriculture and Food Systems|
Tom Ross, John Bowman, Shane Powell and others from the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture and School of Medicine
|Available as student elective?||No|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
JFA214 and KLA210 and KLA200
26 lectures, 13x3-hr practical classes
3-hr theory exam (60%), practical test (20%), laboratory journal (10%), weekly assignments (10%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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