- Code BIOL6142
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Biology Teaching and Learning Centre
- ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
- Course subject Biology
- Areas of interest Health, Medicine and the Body
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Naresh Verma
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2014
See Future Offerings
This course focuses on the general principles of microbiology and includes the following topics, which are fundamental to an understanding of biotechnology:
- Diversity of micro-organisms
- Evolutionary relationships and taxonomy
- Bacterial cell structure and function
- Genetic systems of bacteria, bacteriophages and plasmids
- Microbial growth and metabolism
- Energy and nutrient harvesting
- Microorganisms and the environment
- Control of microorganisms
- Introduction to viruses and immunology
- Food and industrial microbiology.
Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but are assessed separately.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
1. Describe diversity of microorganisms, bacterial cell structure and function, microbial growth and metabolism, and the ways to control their growth by physical and chemical means
2. Explain the basic genetic systems of bacteria, bacteriophage and plasmids
3. Explain the role of microorganisms in food production and preservation, and their ability to cause food-borne infections
4. Demonstrate practical skills in fundamental microbiological techniques
5. Systematically apply the scientific method of investigation and hypothesis testing including the development of theoretical and practical skills in the design and execution of experiments as well as the development of oral and writing skills necessary for the effective communication of experimental results
6. Critically think and integrate factual and conceptual information required for an understanding of microbiology
Assessment will be based on:
• Four written reports of laboratory practical class, showing understanding of laboratory skills, experimental design, concise reporting, and scientific writing (45%; LO 1, 4, 5)
• Essay showing evidence of research skills, scientific writing, and critical understanding of major concepts (15%; LO 1, 6)
• Final examination comprising short answer questions to test recall of relevant facts (40%; LO 1, 2, 3)
The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.
Two lectures and up to three hours of laboratory and tutorial work per week.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Biology Teaching and Learning Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Willey, J. 2008. Prescott, Harley, and Klein's Microbiology (7th ed.)
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.
- Student Contribution Band:
- Unit value:
- 6 units
If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees. Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.
- Domestic fee paying students
- International fee paying students
Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7118||21 Jul 2014||08 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|