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MICR3942: Microbiology Research Skills (Adv)

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.

Code MICR3942
Academic unit Life and Environmental Sciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
[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)]
MICR3022 or MICR3922 or MICR3042 
Assumed knowledge:
MICR2X21 or MICR2024 or MICR2X31

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. describe and apply research principles and methods in molecular microbiology
  • LO2. explain how different molecular methods can be used in different microbiology contexts: medical, environmental and industrial
  • LO3. demonstrate practical skills essential for molecular microbiology research
  • LO4. plan experiments in microbiology and molecular biology
  • LO5. correctly use lab notebooks and/or lab eNotebooks
  • LO6. analyse and present microbiological and molecular data.

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