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Microbiology

Unit of study table (Table S)

Microbiology major

A major in Microbiology requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 1000-level selective units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 2000-level units according to the following rules:
(a) 6 credit points of 2000-level MIMI coded units or
(b) 6 credit points of 2000-level MEDS coded microbiology units for students in the Medical Science stream
(v) 18 credit points of 3000-level major core units
(vi) 6 credit points of 3000-level interdisciplinary project units

Microbiology minor

A minor in Microbiology requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 6 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 6 credit points of 1000-level selective units
(iii) 6 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 2000-level units according to the following rules:
(a) 6 credit points of 2000-level MIMI coded units or
(b) 6 credit points of 2000-level MEDS coded microbiology units for students in the Medical Science stream
(v) 12 credit points of 3000-level minor core units

 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition

1000-level units of study

Core
BIOL1007
From Molecules to Ecosystems
6    HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February)
BIOL1907 or BIOL1997
BIOL1907
From Molecules to Ecosystems (Advanced)
6    85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
BIOL1007 or BIOL1997
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
BIOL1997
From Molecules to Ecosystems (SSP)
6    90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
BIOL1007 or BIOL1907
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Selective
BIOL1006
Life and Evolution
6    HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February)
BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1906 or BIOL1996
BIOL1906
Life and Evolution (Advanced)
6    85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1006 or BIOL1996
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
BIOL1996
Life and Evolution (SSP)
6    90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1006 or BIOL1906 or BIOL1993 or BIOL1998
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
CHEM1011
Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A
6    There is no assumed knowledge of chemistry for this unit of study but students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February)
CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991

Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry Bridging Course (offered in February, and online year-round, see https://sydney.edu.au/students/bridging-courses.html).
CHEM1111
Chemistry 1A
6    Students who have not completed HSC Chemistry (or equivalent) and HSC Mathematics (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Chemistry and Mathematics Bridging Courses (offered in February)
CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1911 or CHEM1991

Students who have not completed secondary school chemistry are strongly advised to instead complete Fundamentals of Chemistry 1A in the first semester of the calendar year (unless you require 12 credit points of Chemistry and are commencing in semester 2). You should also take the Chemistry Bridging Course in advance (offered in February, and online year-round https://sydney.edu.au/students/bridging-courses.html).
CHEM1911
Chemistry 1A (Advanced)
6    80 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1991
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
CHEM1991
Chemistry 1A (Special Studies Program)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Chemistry or equivalent
N CHEM1001 or CHEM1101 or CHEM1901 or CHEM1903 or CHEM1109 or CHEM1011 or CHEM1111 or CHEM1911

2000-level units of study

Core
MICR2031
Microbiology
6    Fundamental concepts of microorganisms, biomolecules and ecosystems; CHEM1XX1
MICR2021 or MICR2921 or MICR2024 or MICR2931
MICR2931
Microbiology (Advanced)
6    Fundamental concepts of microorganisms, biomolecules and ecosystems; CHEM1XX1
A mark of 70 or above in (BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX)
MICR2021 or MICR2921 or MICR2024 or MICR2031
(MEDS coded units of study are only available to students in the Medical Science stream).
MIMI coded
MIMI2002
Microbes, Infection and Immunity
6    Human biology (BIOL1XX3 or BIOL1XX8 or MEDS1X01) and biological chemistry (CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903)
6cp from (BIOL1XX7 or BIOL1XX8 or MEDS1X01 or BIOL1XX3 or MBLG1XX1)
MEDS2004 or BMED2404 or MIMI2902 or IMMU2101 or MICR2021 or MICR2921 or MICR2022 or MICR2922 or BMED2807 or BMED2808
MIMI2902
Microbes, Infection and Immunity (Advanced)
6    Human biology (BIOL1XX3 or BIOL1XX8 or MEDS1X01) and biological chemistry (CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903)
A mark of 70 or above in (BIOL1XX7 or MBLG1XX1 or BIOL1XX8 or MEDS1X01 or BIOL1XX3)
MEDS2004 or BMED2404 or MIMI2002 or IMMU2101 or MICR2021 or MICR2921 or MICR2022 or MICR2922 or BMED2807 or BMED2808
MEDS coded microbiology
MEDS2004
Microbes, Infection and Immunity
6    Human biology (BIOL1XX3 or BIOL1XX8 or MEDS1X01) and biological chemistry (CHEM1XX1 or CHEM1903)
BIOL1XX3 or BIOL1XX7 or BIOL1X08 or MEDS1X01 or MBLG1XX1
MIMI2002 or MIMI2902 or MICR2021 or MICR2921 or MICR2022 or MICR2922 or IMMU2101 or BMED2404 or BMED2807 or BMED2808

3000-level units of study

Major core
MICR3021
Microbes in Health and Disease
6    Fundamental concepts of microorganisms, biomolecules and ecosystems
6cp from (MIMI2X02 or MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or BMED2404)
MICR3011 or MICR3911 or MICR3921
MICR3921
Microbes in Health and Disease (Advanced)
6    Fundamental concepts of microorganisms, biomolecules and ecosystems
A mark of 70 or above in (MIMI2X02 or MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or BMED2404)
MICR3011 or MICR3021 or MICR3911
MICR3052
Microbiology in a Changing World
6    2000 level microbiology (MICR2X21 or MICR2024 or MICR2X31)
6cp from (MIMI2X02 or MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or BMED2404)
MICR3042 or MICR3942 or MICR3952
MICR3952
Microbiology in a Changing World (Advanced)
6    2000 level microbiology (MICR2X21 or MICR2024 or MICR2X31)
A mark of 70 or above in (MIMI2X02 or MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or BMED2404)
MICR3042 or MICR3052 or MICR3942
VIRO3001
Virology
6    Fundamental concepts of microorganisms, biomolecules and ecosystems
6 cp from (MIMI2X02 or MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or BMED2404)
VIRO3901

Students are strongly advised to complete VIRO3001 or VIRO3901 before enrolling in VIRO3002 or VIRO3902.
VIRO3901
Virology (Advanced)
6    Fundamental concepts of microorganisms, biomolecules and ecosystems
A mark of 70 or above in (MIMI2X02 or MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or BMED2404)
VIRO3001

Students are strongly advised to complete VIRO3001 or VIRO3901 before enrolling in VIRO3002 or VIRO3902.
Interdisciplinary project
MICR3888
Microbiology Interdisciplinary Project
6    Fundamental concepts of microorganisms, biomolecules and ecosystems
6cp from (MIMI2X02 or MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or BMED2404) and 6 cp from (MICR2X31 or MICR2X21 or MICR2024)

The project component of MICR3888 is done in conjunction with students from NUTM3888 and FOOD3888 and contributes 70% of the unit of study. The microbiology-specific component is 30% and includes both practical work and lecture content. This unit is a core unit for the Microbiology major and strongly recommended for students wishing to complete this major.
SCPU3001 Science Interdisciplinary Project 6 96 credit points
MICR3988
Synthetic biology: the iGEM Competition (Adv)
6 P 72 credit points of units of study and a WAM greater than 65

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Minor core
MICR3021
Microbes in Health and Disease
6    Fundamental concepts of microorganisms, biomolecules and ecosystems
6cp from (MIMI2X02 or MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or BMED2404)
MICR3011 or MICR3911 or MICR3921
MICR3921
Microbes in Health and Disease (Advanced)
6    Fundamental concepts of microorganisms, biomolecules and ecosystems
A mark of 70 or above in (MIMI2X02 or MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or BMED2404)
MICR3011 or MICR3021 or MICR3911
MICR3052
Microbiology in a Changing World
6    2000 level microbiology (MICR2X21 or MICR2024 or MICR2X31)
6cp from (MIMI2X02 or MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or BMED2404)
MICR3042 or MICR3942 or MICR3952
MICR3952
Microbiology in a Changing World (Advanced)
6    2000 level microbiology (MICR2X21 or MICR2024 or MICR2X31)
A mark of 70 or above in (MIMI2X02 or MEDS2004 or MICR2X22 or BMED2404)
MICR3042 or MICR3052 or MICR3942