MICR220 Introductory Microbiology

UNE has cancelled in-person, paper-based exams for Trimester 2. Instead, all exams will either be transferred to other modes of assessment, or offered online. There may be some discrepancies to published unit information while we work through the University processes to approve the changes and reflect them through publication. Information about online exams is available on UNE's Online Supervised Exams page.

Updated: 13 July 2020
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
Mandatory The Trimester 2 Intensive School will not be offered in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions. Asynchronised practical activities will be delivered online.These activities are mandatory for on-campus and online students.
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites BCHM210
Co-requisites None
Restrictions MICR220A
Notes

Assumed knowledge of BCHM210.

The School of Science and Technology considers all practical / laboratory activities as essential to student learning.

Attendance and participation in all practical / laboratory classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence.

Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Gal Winter (gal.winter@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit deals with the classification, growth, structure and function of the major types of microorganisms. Emphasis is on the importance of microorganisms to humans, including their roles in human health and disease. The intensive school introduces students to basic microbiological techniques, including bacterial staining, identification and growth.

Prescribed Material
Mandatory

Text(s):

Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Brock Biology of Microorganisms

ISBN: 9781292235103
Madigan, M.T., Martinko, J.M., Bender, K.S., Buckley, D.H. and Stahl, D., Pearson 15th ed. 2018

Note: The 14th edition (ISBN: 9781292018317, published 2014) of this text is still acceptable.

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 20% 1750
Assessment Notes

Three online quizzes. Will count toward the final mark of this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Compulsory Assessment 2 20% 1800
Assessment Notes

Online Practical Quiz. Multiple choice and short answer questions. It is mandatory to complete this component in order to pass the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 60%
Assessment Notes

There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit. It is mandatory to pass this component in order to pass this unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate, with a broad theoretical and technical knowledge, an understanding of the basis of bacterial classification and taxonomy;
  2. use a broad range of cognitive and technical skills to determine microbial numbers;
  3. use a broad range of theoretical and technical knowledge of host microbial interactions to describe reservoirs for human pathogens;
  4. demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of microbial structure and function;
  5. apply knowledge and skills to describe the effects of changing environmental conditions on microbial growth; and
  6. demonstrate a broad theoretical knowledge of basic immune function.