Molecular Microbiology Concepts (Adv) (MICR3932)


This unit of study introduces students to key areas of research in molecular microbiology. Building on knowledge gained in MICR2012 and MICR2022, as well as MBLG1001, it brings in areas of microbial evolution, pathogenesis, physiology, ecology, biotechnology and genetics, with each key theme explored with a series of 6 lectures led by an expert in the field. Lectures will be complemented with practical/ tutorial sessions that teach students how to research, write, review and evaluate scientific literature for publication. It is strongly recommended that students also take the complementary unit of study, MICR3042 or MICR3942. One of these two units is a required corequisite for students completing a major in Microbiology.

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Three lectures per week and one 2-hour prac/tute per week


One 1-hour exam (mid semester); One 2-hour exam (end of semester); Three written assessments (100%)



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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

At least 6 credit points of MBLG units and Distinction in (MICR2022 or MICR2922) or For BMedSc: 18 credit points of BMED units including BMED2401, BMED2404 and Distinction in (BMED2401 or BMED2404) or (BMED2801 and BMED2802 and Distinction in BMED2807). F

Assumed knowledge: MICR2021 or equivalent introductory microbiology.



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