Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Chemistry & Molec Biosciences

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2 Lecture hours, 3 Practical or Laboratory hours

Prerequisite

MICR2000

Recommended prerequisite

Assessment methods

Laboratory Reports, End of Semester Exam

Course coordinator

Dr Nick West (n.west@uq.edu.au)

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

In Molecular Microbiology the fascinating array of intricate microbial components and genetic pathways, principally from of bacteria and fungi, will be revealed with particular emphasis on how these relate to their cellular biology, environmental survival strategies, human infection and treatment of disease. Students will learn how these molecular processes are not only important to the microorganisms but also how they can be exploited through advanced molecular techniques for human benefit (societal, environmental and industrial) and for the advancement of medicine. This course has an emphasis on research and as such consists of current-knowledge lecture material and advanced, comprehensive practicals. Lecture topics include: modern methods of genetic manipulation, environmental sensing and subsequent information management (signal transduction), regulation of gene expression, bacterial operons and regulons, fungal genetics, bacterial physiology and stress responses, bacterial organelles and their function and mechanisms of bacterial persistence. Two extended practical classes include; 1. Advanced methods of gene cloning/protein expression and, 2. High throughput compound screening for antibiotic discovery for the treatment of emerging superbugs.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2012 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2009 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2008 St Lucia Internal Course Profile