Research in molecular microbiology is needed to tackle problems in medicine, agriculture, environmental science, and biotechnology. This Unit of Study focuses on developing practical skills and training in experimental approaches that are essential for laboratory research in molecular microbiology, together with knowledge of the underlying theoretical concepts. In this Unit the practical component is entirely replaced by a research project undertaken in an academic microbiology lab. The lecture material in MICR3942 focuses on the areas of microbial biotechnology and bioremediation, and the genetic and molecular diversity of medically important eukaryotic microbes.
Two lectures per week from Week 1-7. Prac work consists of a research project in an academic microbiology lab, at times decided between student and supervisor.
Two 40-min in-semester theory of prac exams (20% each). Two reports, presentation of research via short video, supervisor mark based on performance in research project (60%).
MICR2X21 or MICR2024 or MICR2X31
[6cp from (BIOL1XX7 or MBLGXXXX) and a mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or MIMI2X02)] OR [BMED2401 and BMED2404 and a mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (BMED2401 or BMED2404)] OR [6cp from (MICR2024 or MICR2X31) and a mark of 75 or above in 6cp from (GEGE2X01 or GENE2002)]Prohibitions
MICR3022 or MICR3922 or MICR3042