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General MicrobiologyWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 300844.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Knowledge of introductory biology, especially an understanding of the diversity of living organisms and basic concepts of cell structure and function is essential for students undertaking this unit.

Equivalent Units
300331 - General Microbiology

Incompatible Units
MI104A - Microbiology 1.1; 300300 - Microbiology 1; 300833 - Microbiology 1

300816 Cell Biology OR 300802 Biodiversity

About this Unit
Microorganisms play a crucial role in soil and water ecosystems, in health and disease of plants and animals, including humans, as well as in industries such as the food and brewing industries. The unit builds on students existing knowledge of cell biology and biodiversity, and explores the characteristics of micro-organisms, the conditions required for their growth and survival, methods of control and their significance in the environment, health and industry. The theory and practice of microbiology are integrated in the laboratory component in which students learn techniques of handling, observing, growing and counting microorganisms.

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

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