Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 12 lectures (one per week) and 36 hours of practical work (three hours per week) (total contact hours: 48) |
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
Study Period Commencement:
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:|| |
|Core Participation Requirements:||It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the University’s programs. |
This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit:
CoordinatorDr Karena Waller, Ms Cheryl Power
Ms Cheryl Power
Dr Karena Waller
Administrative Coordinator:Ms Chantelle Linnett
Microbiology is essentially a practical science and an integral part of many aspects of everyday life. This subject illustrates this connection by involving students in a series of experiments that demonstrate the use and application of many basic microbiological techniques. Experiments investigate the culture and microscopic examination of bacteria, viruses and fungi, and explore ways of detecting the presence of bacteria in food and water samples and clinical specimens. Protocols to measure the growth of bacteria as well as procedures to control growth are examined. This subject prepares students for more advanced practical subjects by providing basic training in the way in which experiments can be executed, results evaluated and reports compiled.
|Objectives:||Upon completion of this course students should have: |
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||Upon completion of this course students should have developed observational, organisational and practical skills in obtaining data and in analysing, reporting, evaluating and interpreting experimental findings.|
This subject is not available to the Bachelor of Biomedicine students.
Bachelor of Science |
Science credit subjects* for pre-2008 BSc, BASc and combined degree science courses |
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Microbiology and immunology |
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