MI2011 - Microbial Diversity
|Student Contribution Band:
||College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences
Basic concepts of the structure, classification, identification, metabolism and growth
of bacteria, fungi, viruses, protozoan and metazoan parasites and other microbes;
mechanisms of variation; microbial genetics and their application to recombinant DNA
technology; nutrition of microbes, influence of environmental parameters on growth
and reproduction; introduction to the immune system. Microbiology of soil, air, water
and food and aspects of industrial microbiology.
- describe the basic principles which regulate the activities and account for the behaviour
of microorganisms and parasites and relate this to the environments in which they
- outline the basic concepts which are fundamental to understanding the usefulness of
microbes in biotechnology and recognise and discuss the relevance of microbes and
parasites to public health, industry and agriculture;
- safely manipulate microbes in the laboratory, be skilled in the basic techniques used
in microbial identification and interpreting results;
- describe the fundamental aspects of the immune response;
- read and interpret related scientific literature and plan and present on a related
topic in a group format.
||BM1000 or BZ1001
Study Period 1
|Census Date 22-Mar-2018
||Dr Jenny Elliman
||Dr Jenny Elliman, Assoc. Professor Catherine Rush, Assoc. Professor Ellen Ariel, Dr Constantin Constantinoiu, Dr Graham Burgess.
- 39 hours lectures
- 21 hours practicals
- 6 hours workshops/Seminars
||end of semester exam (65%); presentations (10%); assignments (25%).
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