Microbial Life (Advanced) (MICR2921)


This unit of study is based on MICR2021 with three additional seminars on advanced aspects of the material covered in MICR2021. The content and nature of this component may vary from year to year.

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Two 1-hour lectures per week, plus an additional six 1-hour tutorials and three 1-hour seminars per semester. Eleven 3-hour practicals per semester.


One 2-hour theory exam, continuous assessment in practical, two assignments, two quizzes, practical assessment exercises, essay (100%).


Willey et al. Prescott's Microbiology. 8th edition. WCB/McGraw-Hill. 2010.

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

6cp of Junior Biology and (6cp of MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or PLNT2001 or PLNT2901) and 6cp of Junior Chemistry. Distinction grade required in at least one of Junior Biology or MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or PLNT2001 or PLNT2901.


MICR2007, MICR2011, MICR2003, MICR2901, MICR2021, MICR2024, MICR2909, MICR2001

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