Courses & Units

Applied and Environmental Microbiology KLA607

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This unit is classed as a restricted unit and available to Master of Applied Science students.

Introduction

The unit covers the basic principles of environmental microbiology, microbial diversity and evolution. Lectures are provided on the latest techniques used in microbial ecology including coverage of advanced methods in functional analysis and genomics. A focus is placed on the role of microbes in major ecosystems including soil and the oceans and includes lectures on global cycling of nitrogen, carbon, phosphorous, sulphur and iron. Students will learn about microbial processes in anaerobic systems as well as how microbes interact and communicate. Several lectures are devoted to how microbes are applied in a practical sense in the environment and in industry. These topics include bioremediation of contaminated land and water; biocontrol in agriculture; utilisation of microbes to form natural products or as catalysts in industrial systems.

Summary

Unit name Applied and Environmental Microbiology
Unit code KLA607
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator Doctor Shane Powell
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

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Learning Outcomes

  • describe the role and ecology of microorganisms as part of an ecological system
  • explain ways to influence the dynamics among microorganisms within natural and industrial environments
  • Justify the choice of detection and analysis methods for environmental microbiology investigations
  • Design and implement a scientific enquiry in microbial ecology
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010911 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,354.00

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Teaching

Assessment (40%)|Research project report (30%)|Practical report (20%)|Sequence analysis report (10%)
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Textbooks

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