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- 10 Jul 2023
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Upon completion of this subject, the student should be able to:
- Explain key microbiological concepts using applicable scientific terminology and industry relevant examples.
- Use microbiological tools and laboratory techniques to conduct applied microbiological studies.
- Analyse and interpret microbiological data to address industry-related questions.
- Reflect on own technical practice and transferable skills to generate plans for self-development.
- 1. Applied Microbiology - An Introduction
- 2. Impact of Microorganisms
- 3. Microbial Systems – Part 1
- 4. Microbial Systems – Part 2
- 5. Cell Structure & Function – Part 1
- 6. Cell Structure & Function – Part 2
- 7. Microbial Evolution – Part 1
- 8. Microbial Evolution – Part 2
- 9. Metabolic Pathways – Part 1
- 10. Metabolic Pathways – Part 2
- 11. Information Flow & Genetics – Part 1
- 12. Information Flow & Genetics – Part 1
- 13. Overview of Key Groups of Microorganisms Involved in the Production of Fermented Foods and Beverages
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
- Attendance requirements - Labs/field trips/workshops: up to 4 days per semester, including a 3 day workshop in Hobart.
In this subject you will acquire fundamental conceptual knowledge in six key areas – the impact of microorganisms, microbial evolution, cell structure and function, metabolic pathways, information flow and genetics, and microbial systems - and develop a set of core microbiological laboratory skills. You will also learn how to apply the knowledge and skills you acquire to address questions of a microbiological nature, particularly for the purpose of achieving beneficial outcomes in natural and man-made environments, in industry, and in human and animal health and well-being.
This subject also introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.
You will be introduced to:
- a range of methods, tools, techniques and approaches to practice
- principles and perspectives such as values, ethics, empathy and leadership in real world scenarios
- reflection and deliberative thinking as a means of developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and aspirations
- ways of understanding problems and developing solutions through active inquiry.
- Laboratory-Based Investigation (40%)
- Microbial Profile (40%)
- Physical and Biochemical Attribute Assessment (20%)
Current study term: 09 Jul 23 to 15 Oct 23
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