University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
Microbiology will cover a series of integrated themes including virology, molecular microbiology, microbial biotechnology environmental microbiology, pathogenesis, antibiotic activity and antibiotic resistance.
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
- Fermentation and degradation
- Biotechnology applications for microbiology
- Pathogenesis and antimicrobial strategies
- Mobile DNA
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
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.