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SLE234 - Microbiology

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SBB234

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Lambert Bräu

Prerequisite:

SLE111

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per fortnight, 6 x 3 hour practical classes per trimester

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

Topics to be addressed in this unit will include microscopy and staining, prokaryotic cell anatomy, bacterial growth and its measurement and how it is influenced by environmental factors; the biology of viruses with special reference to bacteriophage; microbial genetics including conjugation, transformation, transduction and transposition; and an introduction to the use of prokaryotes in genetic engineering.

Assessment

Practical test 20%, class test 15%, assignment 15%, examination 50%

Unit Fee Information

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