Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Chemistry & Molec Biosciences

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Lecture hours, 3 Practical or Laboratory hours

Incompatible

BIOL2012 or MICR2008

Prerequisite

BIOL1020

Recommended prerequisite

Recommended companion

Assessment methods

Videos, practical reports, laboratory assessment, and examination

Course coordinator

Dr Jack Wang

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

This course explores the diversity of microorganisms, their cellular biology, growth & nutrition, metabolism, & basic genetics. The role of microorganism in disease, as well as their ecology & applications in biotechnology is also examined. Students will gain an insight into the immune response to infection by studying the innate, humoral & cellular immune systems & their functions in health & disease. The practical component of the course will include laboratory experiments to demonstrate principles learned in the lectures, where students will gain practical skills in safely handling microbial cultures for isolation & identification. The course provides the fundamental knowledge & skills needed to proceed further in microbiology, but also for all courses or disciplines involving molecular biology & biotechnology.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 Malaysia Off-Shore Course Profile
Semester 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile