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Microbiology is an absorbing science that is at the core of the exciting new developments in modern molecular biology. Microbiology features in degree courses offered from both the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and the Faculty of Science.
Faculty of Science: Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Details of how Microbiology is studied in the BSc can be found here.
Briefly, the study of microbiology as a separate subject begins in the second year of the BSc course with units MIC2011 and MIC2022. Students wishing to proceed to the third-year units in Microbiology are strongly recommended to also take the Molecular Biology units MOL2011 and MOL2022, which provide an important introduction to recombinant DNA technology, molecular microbiology and bacterial genetics.
The Microbiology third-year units provide an advanced study of selected topics, and to major in microbiology you must pass four of the five third-year units. The third-year units are: MIC3011 (Molecular Microbiology), MIC3041 (Medical Microbiology), MIC3022 (Molecular Virology and Viral Pathogenesis), MIC3032 (Pathogenesis of Bacterial Infectious Diseases) and MIC3990 (Action in microbiology research project).
Science student preferred course progression is shown here.
Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences: Degree of Bachelor of Biomedical Science (BBiomedSc)
Details of the BBiomedSc can be found here.
Components of microbiology are integrated within the units BMS1021 (Cells, Tissues and Organisms), BMS1062 (Molecular Biology), BMS2052 (Microbes in Health and Disease) and BMS2062 (Bioinformatics and Communication). Elective unit MIC2011 is also recommended at second year of the course.
At third year, students wishing to broaden their knowledge of microbiology or wishing to undertake a BBiomedSc (Hons) year in microbiology are strongly recommended to choose electives from MIC3011, MIC3022, MIC3032, MIC3041 and MIC3990.
Biomedical Science student preferred course progression is shown here.