Microbiology

Griffith University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Microbiology

  • Host University

    Griffith University

  • Location

    Gold Coast, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Microbiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Pre-requisite: 1014MSC Tissues, Cells and Regulation or 1601ENV Biological Systems or 1005BPS Cell Biology and Biological Systems or equivalent.

    Pre-knowledge of basic biochemistry and genetics is required and assumed for this course.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

    10
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Course Description
    This course covers all aspects of general field of microbiology related to HEALTH and MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY including types of microorganisms, growth and culture, control of microbial growth and antibiotics, microbial taxonomy, microorganisms involved in disease, aspects of clinical microbiology and techniques for isolating and identifying microorganisms. The course consists of lecture material and rigorous laboratory training in microbial techniques and applications. Assessment is by examinations and laboratory reports.

    Course Introduction
    Microorganisms impinge on nearly every aspect of human existence, with beneficial or detrimental effects. This course aims contribute to your understanding of the biology of microorganisms, including host-microbe relationships, diseases, diagnosis and prevention of infection. The laboratory sessions include case studies that focus on the practical application of the theoretical knowledge obtained in the lectures.

    Course Aims
    This course aims to contribute to your understanding of the biology of microorganisms, including host microbe relationships, diseases, diagnosis and prevention of infection. The laboratory sessions include case studies that focus on the practical application of the theoretical knowledge obtained in the lectures.

    The Course 2007MSC will cover the following topics: The Fundamentals of Microbiology, Microbial Metabolism, Cell Structure and Growth, Microbial Genetics, Microbial Survey and Taxonomy, Multicellular Microorganisms and Viruses, Antimicrobial Agents, Host Microbe Interactions and Epidemiology, Basic Immunology and Immune Response, Mechanisms of Pathogenicity and Microbes and Disease.

    Learning Outcomes
    After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
    1 Understand the biology of microorganisms
    2 Appreciate the enormous diversity and role of microorganisms
    3 Carry out laboratory procedures for the isolation and identification of microorganisms
    4 Obtain a broad understanding of control of microorganisms, including sterilization, disinfection and antimicrobial therapy. Further, discuss nosocomial infection in terms of implication and control.
    5 Identify the key structural components of the immune system, including the major organs, tissues, cells and molecules.
    6 Understand the concepts and applications of Immunity
    7 Have knowledge of the micro-organisms which affect human health and how they are studied in a clinical environment.

    Assessment Summary
    Quiz 1-Weighted 15%/30
    Laboratory Report 1-Weighted 10%/40
    Quiz 2-Weighted 15%/30
    Laboratory Report 2-Weighted 10%/67
    Final Exam-Weighted 50%/50

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.