Unit

School Of Science

Microbiology 1Western Sydney University Unit Code: 300833.2

Discipline: MICROBIOLOGY

Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Michelle Moffitt


Equivalent Units
300300 - Microbiology 1

Incompatible Units
300331 - General Microbiology

Prerequisite
300802 Biodiversity OR 300816 Cell Biology

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
In this unit students will use an inquiry-based approach to explore the origin and diversity of microorganisms and their significance in the environment, in foods and industry as well as in health and disease. Students will be introduced to the structure, reproduction, classification, cultivation and enumeration of bacteria, viruses, fungi and protists. The conditions required for growth and survival of microorganisms will be studied as well as physical and chemical methods of control. In laboratory classes students will develop skills in culturing and observing microorganisms and in designing experiments to test microbiological concepts. This unit is a pre-requisite for Microbiology 2 and Level 3 Microbiology units.

Special Requirements - Essential Equipment
Students are required to purchase a laboratory manual, lab coat, safety goggles and enclosed shoes


Courses
2743.11Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of LawsCURRENT
3754.1Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT
3755.1Bachelor of Medical ScienceCURRENT
3756.1Bachelor of Science (Pathway to Teaching Primary/Secondary)CURRENT
3757.1Bachelor of Advanced ScienceCURRENT
3758.1Bachelor of Advanced Medical ScienceCURRENT
3763.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of ArtsCURRENT
3764.1Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of International StudiesCURRENT
4748.3Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of BusinessCURRENT
6043.1Diploma in Science/Bachelor of ScienceCURRENT


Specialisations

MT3042.1BiologyCURRENT
SM3114.1Infectious DiseasesCURRENT




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