Microbes in Society (Advanced) (MICR2922)


This unit of study is based on MICR2022. A science communication exercise is unique to MICR2922 and consists of three small group sessions exploring how recent advances in microbiology are communicated to the wider public. This advanced component replaces one assignment exercise from the practical class and is assessed as short essay. The content and nature of this component is based on recent publications with potential high impact for society.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


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


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


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

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


12cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX) and 6cp from CHEM1XXX and a mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (BIOL1XXX, MBLG1XXX)

Assumed knowledge

MICR2021 or MBLG2921 or MICR2024


MICR2022 or MICR2004 or MICR2008 or MICR2902 or MICR2002 or MICR2909 or MICR2012 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

Additional Information

Students are very strongly advised to complete MICR2021 or MBLG2921 or MICR2024 before enrolling in MICR2922 in Semester 2. For progression on to Senior Microbiology units, students must also complete MBLG1001 or MBLG1901 or MBLG1991 or PLNT2001 or PLNT2901. This unit is not available to BMedSc students.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

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.