Course level

Undergraduate

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

3 Lecture hours, 3 Practical or Laboratory hours

Prerequisite

MICR2000

Recommended prerequisite

Course coordinator

Prof Philip Hugenholtz

Assessment methods

Practical writeups and mid & end of semester examinations

Study Abroad

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

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 2, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile

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Course description

This course examines microbial genetic diversity & its importance as a source of novel processes, enzymes & products. It covers the principles of genomics and its application to cultured and uncultured microbial diversity (metagenomics), including the use of informational macromolecules such as 16S rRNA. The course also looks at the application of metagenomics to environmental and clinical processes that are mediated by microorganisms including wastewater treatment and human health. In addition, the course includes the exploitation of microbial enzymes in biocatalysis, metabolic engineering and microbial aspects of nanotechnology. This course has content relevant to Biotechnology and Genetics majors.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode 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 2, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile