Microbiology Table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

MICROBIOLOGY

Microbiology major

A major in Microbiology requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 1000-level selective units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 2000-level units according to the following rules:
(a) 6 credit points of 2000-level MIMI coded units or
(b) 6 credit points of 2000-level MEDS coded microbiology units for students in the Medical Science stream
(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level major core units
(vi) 6 credit points of 3000-level interdisciplinary project units
(vii) 12 credit points of 3000-level selective units

Microbiology minor

A minor in Microbiology requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 1000-level selective units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 2000-level units according to the following rules:
(a) 6 credit points of 2000-level MIMI coded units or
(b) 6 credit points of 2000-level MEDS coded microbiology units for students in the Medical Science stream
(v) 12 credit points of 3000-level minor core units

Units of study

The units of study are listed below.

1000-level units of study

Core
BIOL1007
From Molecules to Ecosystems
6    A HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February).
N BIOL1907 or BIOL1997
Semester 2
BIOL1907
From Molecules to Ecosystems (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1997

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
BIOL1997
From Molecules to Ecosystems (SSP)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1907

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
Selective
BIOL1006
Life and Evolution
6    A HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February).
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1906 or BIOL1996
Semester 1
BIOL1906
Life and Evolution (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent.
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1006 or BIOL1996

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL1996
Life and Evolution (SSP)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1006 or BIOL1906 or BIOL1993 or BIOL1998

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
CHEM1011
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A
6    A There is no assumed knowledge of chemistry for this unit of study but students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February).
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991


Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February, and online year-round, see https://sydney.edu.au/students/bridging-courses.html).
Semester 1
CHEM1111
Chemistry 1A
6    A Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) and HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry and Mathematics Bridging Courses (offered in February)
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991


Students who have not completed secondary school chemistry are strongly advised to instead complete Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A in the first semester of the calendar year (unless you require 12 credit points of Chemistry and are commencing in semester 2). You should also take the Chemistry Bridging Course in advance (offered in February, and online year-round https://sydney.edu.au/students/bridging-courses.html).
Intensive January
Semester 1
Semester 2
CHEM1911
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6    A 80 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1991

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
CHEM1991
Chemistry 1A (Special Studies Program)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1

2000-level units of study

Core
MICR2031
Microbiology
6    A Fundamental concepts of microorganisms, biomolecules and ecosystems; CHEM1XX1
N MICR2021 or MICR2921 or MICR2024 or MICR2931
Semester 1
MICR2931
Microbiology (Advanced)
6    A Fundamental concepts of microorganisms, biomolecules and ecosystems; CHEM1XX1
P A mark of 70 or above in 6cp from (BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX)
N MICR2021 or MICR2921 or MICR2024 or MICR2031
Semester 1
(MEDS coded units of study are only available to students in the Medical Science stream).
MIMI coded
MIMI2002
Microbes, Infection and Immunity
6    A Human biology (BIOL1XX3 or BIOL1XX8 or MEDS1X01) and biological chemistry (CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903)
P (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1 or BIOL1XX8 or MEDS1X01 or BIOL1XX3)
N MEDS2004 or BMED2404 or MIMI2902 or IMMU2101 or MICR2021 or MICR2921 or MICR2022 or MICR2922 or BMED2807 or BMED2808
Semester 2
MIMI2902
Microbes, Infection and Immunity (Advanced)
6    A Human biology (BIOL1XX3 or BIOL1XX8 or MEDS1X01) and biological chemistry (CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903)
P A mark of 70 or above in (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1 or BIOL1XX8 or MEDS1X01 or BIOL1XX3)
N MEDS2004 or BMED2404 or MIMI2002 or IMMU2101 or MICR2021 or MICR2921 or MICR2022 or MICR2922 or BMED2807 or BMED2808
Semester 2
MEDS coded microbiology
MEDS2004
Microbes, Infection and Immunity
6    A Human biology (BIOL1XX3 or BIOL1XX8 or MEDS1X01) and biological chemistry (CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903)
P BIOL1XX3 or BIOL1XX7 or BIOL1X08 or MEDS1X01 or MBLG1XX1
N MIMI2002 or MIMI2902 or MICR2021 or MICR2921 or MICR2022 or MICR2922 or IMMU2101 or BMED2404 or BMED2807 or BMED2808
Semester 2

3000-level units of study

Major core
MICR3011
Microbes in Infection
6    A MICR2X21 or MICR2024 or MICR2X31
P [6cp from (BIOL1XX7 or MBLGXXXX or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002) and 6cp from (MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or MIMI2X02)] OR [BMED2401 and BMED2404]
N MICR3911
Semester 1
MICR3911
Microbes in Infection (Advanced)
6    A MICR2X21 or MICR2024 or MICR2X31
P [6cp from (BIOL1XX7 or MBLGXXXX or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002) and a mark of 70 or above in (MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or MIMI2X02)] OR [BMED2401 and a mark of 70 or above in BMED2404]
N MICR3011
Semester 1
Interdisciplinary project
MICR3888
Microbiology Interdisciplinary Project
6    A 2000-level microbiology
P 12 credit points from (MICR2X31 or MIMI2X02 or MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or BMED2404 or MICR2X21 or MICR2024 or BMED2401 or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002)
Semester 2
SCPU3001
Science Interdisciplinary Project
6    P Completion of 2000-level units required for at least one Science major.
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2
Selective
MICR3032
Cellular and Molecular Microbiology
6    A MICR2X21 or MICR2024 or MICR2X31
P [6cp from (BIOL1XX7 or MBLGXXXX) and 6cp from (MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or MIMI2X02)] OR (BMED2401 and BMED2404) OR [12cp from (MICR2024 or MICR2X31 or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002)]
N MICR3932


BMedSc degree students: You must have successfully completed BMED2401 and an additional 12cp from BMED240X before enrolling in this unit.
Semester 2
MICR3932
Cellular and Molecular Microbiology (Adv)
6    A MICR2X21 or MICR2024 or MICR2X31
P [6cp from (BIOL1XX7 or MBLGXXXX) and a mark of 70 or above in 6cp from (MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or MIMI2X02)] OR [BMED2401 and BMED2404 and a mark of 70 or above in 6cp from (BMED2401 or BMED2404)] OR [6cp from (MICR2024 or MICR2X31) and a mark of 70 or above in 6cp from (GEGE2X01 or GENE2002)]
N MICR3032


BMedSc degree students: You must have successfully completed BMED2401 and an additional 12cp from BMED240X before enrolling in this unit.
Semester 2
MICR3042
Microbiology Research Skills
6    A MICR2X21 or MICR2024 or MICR2X31
P [6cp from (BIOL1XX7 or MBLGXXXX) and 6cp from (MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or MIMI2X02)] OR (BMED2401 and BMED2404) OR [12cp from (MICR2024 or MICR2X31 or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002)]
N MICR3942


BMedSc degree students: You must have successfully completed BMED2401 and an additional 12cp from BMED240X before enrolling in this unit.
Semester 2
MICR3942
Microbiology Research Skills (Adv)
6    A MICR2X21 or MICR2024 or MICR2X31
P [6cp from (BIOL1XX7 or MBLGXXXX) and a mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or MIMI2X02)] OR [BMED2401 and BMED2404 and a mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (BMED2401 or BMED2404)] OR [6cp from (MICR2024 or MICR2X31) and a mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (GEGE2X01 or GENE2002)]
N MICR3022 or MICR3922 or MICR3042
Semester 2
VIRO3001
Virology
6    A Fundamental concepts of microorganisms, biomolecules and ecosystems
P [6cp from (BIOL1XX7 or MBLGXXXX) and 6cp from (BCHM2XXX or BCMB2X01 or BIOL2XXX or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002 or IMMU2101 or MEDS2004 or MICR2XXX or MIMI2X02 or PCOL2X0X or PHSI2X0X)] OR [BMED2401 and BMED2404]
N VIRO3901


Students are strongly advised to complete VIRO3001 or VIRO3901 before enrolling in VIRO3002 or VIRO3902.
Semester 1
VIRO3901
Virology (Advanced)
6    A Fundamental concepts of microorganisms, biomolecules and ecosystems
P [6cp from (BIOL1XX7 or MBLGXXXX) and a mark of 70 or above in 6cp from (BCHM2XXX or BCMB2X01 or BIOL2XXX or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002 or IMMU2101 or MEDS2004 or MICR2XXX or MIMI2X02 or PCOL2X0X or PHSI2X0X)] OR [BMED2401 and a mark of 70 or above in BMED2404]
N VIRO3001


Students are strongly advised to complete VIRO3001 or VIRO3901 before enrolling in VIRO3002 or VIRO3902.
Semester 1
Minor core
MICR3011
Microbes in Infection
6    A MICR2X21 or MICR2024 or MICR2X31
P [6cp from (BIOL1XX7 or MBLGXXXX or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002) and 6cp from (MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or MIMI2X02)] OR [BMED2401 and BMED2404]
N MICR3911
Semester 1
MICR3911
Microbes in Infection (Advanced)
6    A MICR2X21 or MICR2024 or MICR2X31
P [6cp from (BIOL1XX7 or MBLGXXXX or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002) and a mark of 70 or above in (MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or MIMI2X02)] OR [BMED2401 and a mark of 70 or above in BMED2404]
N MICR3011
Semester 1
MICR3032
Cellular and Molecular Microbiology
6    A MICR2X21 or MICR2024 or MICR2X31
P [6cp from (BIOL1XX7 or MBLGXXXX) and 6cp from (MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or MIMI2X02)] OR (BMED2401 and BMED2404) OR [12cp from (MICR2024 or MICR2X31 or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002)]
N MICR3932


BMedSc degree students: You must have successfully completed BMED2401 and an additional 12cp from BMED240X before enrolling in this unit.
Semester 2
MICR3932
Cellular and Molecular Microbiology (Adv)
6    A MICR2X21 or MICR2024 or MICR2X31
P [6cp from (BIOL1XX7 or MBLGXXXX) and a mark of 70 or above in 6cp from (MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or MIMI2X02)] OR [BMED2401 and BMED2404 and a mark of 70 or above in 6cp from (BMED2401 or BMED2404)] OR [6cp from (MICR2024 or MICR2X31) and a mark of 70 or above in 6cp from (GEGE2X01 or GENE2002)]
N MICR3032


BMedSc degree students: You must have successfully completed BMED2401 and an additional 12cp from BMED240X before enrolling in this unit.
Semester 2