Microbial Life (Advanced) (MICR2921)


This unit of study is based on MICR2021 with replacement of some material to explore some more advanced aspects of introductory microbiology (lecture and tutorial). The content and nature of this component is based on current topics in microbiology and may vary from year to year. This advanced material is assessed in the form of short answer questions in the end of semester exam.

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Two 1-hour lectures per week, plus seven tutorials. Eleven 3-hour practicals per semester.


One 2-hour theory exam (60%), Practical component comprising continuous assessment in practical, two prac-based assignments, two short quizzes, and practical skill assessment exercises (Practical component contributes 40% of total marks).


Willey et al. Prescott's Microbiology. 9th edition. McGraw-Hill. 2013.

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Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

[6 credit points of BIOL1XXX and (MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991) and 6 credit points of CHEM1XXX and (a mark of 75 in 6 credit points of BIOL1XXX or MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991)].


MICR2001 or MICR2007 or MICR2011 or MICR2003 or MICR2901 or MICR2021 or MICR2024 or MICR2909 or BMED2401 or BMED2402 or BMED2403 or BMED2404 or BMED2405 or BMED2406 or BMED2801 or BMED2802 or BMED2803 or BMED2804 or BMED2805 or BMED2806 or BMED2807 or BMED2808

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.