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SLE234 - Microbiology

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Lambert Bräu


SLE111 or for students enrolled in H300 - SLE111 or HMM102 and HMM103



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per fortnight, 6 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.


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.


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

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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