University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name


  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Assumed knowledge

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

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

    Microbiology will cover a series of integrated themes including virology, molecular microbiology, microbial biotechnology environmental microbiology, pathogenesis, antibiotic activity and antibiotic resistance.


    Learning outcomes
    On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

    1. Understand the biotechnology processes for which microorganisms can be used and manipulated.

    2. Understand the dynamic nature of symbiotic interactions.

    3. Understand the problems involved in antimicrobial therapy and the development of new chemicals for the control of microorganisms.

    4. Appreciate the application of microbiology to environmental management.


    Topics will include:

    Evolution and Diversity

    • Archaea & Proteobacteria
    • Microbial interactions
    • Environmental microbiology

    Microbial Biotechnology

    • Virology
    • Fermentation and degradation
    • Biotechnology applications for microbiology

    Molecular microbiology

    • Eukaryote
    • Pathogenesis and antimicrobial strategies
    • Mobile DNA


    Contact hours
    Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

    Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for 8 Weeks

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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.