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Warning! This subjects requires on campus attendance. Refer to Special Requirements for more information.
- Introducing Microbiology
- Structure and Function of Microbes
- Growing Microbes in the Laboratory
- Interactions of Microbes and other Organisms
- Control of Microbial Growth
- Overview of the Non-specific Immune Response
- Natural and Acquired Immunity, Immunodeficiency
- Serology and Applications of Immunology
- The molecular basis of inheritance
- Principles of genetic transmission
- Mendelian principles in humans
- Chromosomal basis of inheritance
- Gene mutations
- Resources and Links
- Audio-Video streaming
- Online Assessment
You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:
- AttendanceDetails - The practical component is held over 5 consecutive mornings of one week and attendance at the RMIT University practical Laboratories on the City Campus during that week is compulsory.
- OtherDetails -
You must pass the final exam and the microbiology practical component of this unit to pass the entire unit. The final exam mark only counts if you pass the microbiology practical component.
This subject introduces the interrelated topics of genetics, immunology and microbiology. It covers the structure, replication and colonial growth of a range of micro-organisms of significance to health, industry and the environment. It also explores the methods used to safely examine, isolate, transfer and culture micro-organisms. You will study this in conjunction with an introduction to the mammalian immune system. You will study inheritance, genetic transmission, Mendelian inheritance, Mendelian principles in humans, and also the chromosomal basis of inheritance and gene mutations.
Please note the dates below for the compulsory requirements for this subject to attend laboratory classes at RMIT University's City Campus in central Melbourne:
Study Period 3:
Study Period 4:
More details will be provided at the commencement of the relevant Study Period and available on Blackboard.
- Assignment 1 - Genetics (10%)
- Assignment 2 - and micro. pre-prac quizzes (30%)
- Assignment 3 - (60%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject