The course provides students with a strong foundation in microbiology. Students will gain the skills and knowledge needed to study higher level related subjects, and an understanding of the importance of microbiology in today's society. Students will learn about the diversity of microorganisms, focusing on morphological, physiological and ecological characteristics. Important taxonomic groups will be covered, ensuring students have the theoretical knowledge to distinguish between key taxonomic groups. Students will be introduced to microbial growth, microbial genetics, mycology and virology. The theoretical knowledge will be supplemented by exercises that aim to develop capacity in the practical aspects of microbiology.
For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 179kB).
* excluding students enrolled in a Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work program. For accredited program and student contribution information please visit our CSP page.
Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount