MI2011 - Microbial Diversity
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences (pre 2015)
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.
- 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;
- understand and illustrate the fundamental aspects of the immune response;
- read and interpret related scientific literature and plan and present on a related
- describe the basic principles and morphology which regulate the activities and account
for the behaviour of microorganisms and parasites and relate this to the environments
in which they are found.
||BM1000 or BZ1001
Study Period 1
|Census Date 27-Mar-2014
||Dr Jenny Elliman
||Assoc. Professor Jeffrey Warner, Dr Jenny Elliman, Assoc. Professor Ellen Ariel, Assoc. Professor Constantin Constantinoiu, <Person not found>.
- 35 hours lectures
- 33 hours practicals
||end of semester exam (65%); assignments (35%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest