BIOMO203-21A (HAM)

Microbiology

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
School of Science
Biomedical, Molecular and Cellular Biology

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: cheryl.ward@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper will focus on microbial cell structure, function, and metabolism. Content and context will be drawn from both human and environmental examples. Students will acquire skills in microbiological laboratory techniques, data collection, data analysis, and report presentation.

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through lectures. Attendance at laboratories is required unless permission for absence has been given by the Paper Convenor.

Important note for international students: For international students in New Zealand under student visas, regular attendance is part of your visa obligation and is checked as a requirement on the University under the Code of Practice for the Pastoral Care of International Students, to which the University is a signatory. Academic staff are formally required to monitor attendance in classes and submission of compulsory assessment events/items and to report to Waikato International in the event that any problem with irregular attendance or non-submission is not resolved.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Describe the importance of major historical advances in microbiology
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  • Demonstrate an understanding of microbial cell structure, division, and metabolisms
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  • Examine the evolution and diversity of microorganisms
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  • Compare approaches used to control microbial growth
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  • Illustrate the mechanisms of microbial pathogens
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  • Apply a range of practical microbiological techniques and present data in written and graphical form.
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Assessment

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The dates given for assessment will normally be adhered to. Any changes to the given date will be made in consultation with the class at least one week prior to the original date.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 70:30. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 30% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 70:30 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 30% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Weekly Moodle Quizes
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Test 1
22 Mar 2021
1:00 PM
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
3. Test 2
10 May 2021
1:00 PM
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
4. Laboratory report
4 Jun 2021
4:30 PM
25
  • Hand-in: Faculty Information (FG Link)
5. Exam
30
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Brock’s Biology of Microorganisms, ed. Madigan, et al, 15th Global Edition, Prentice Hall
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Online Support

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This paper has a Moodle page (http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz), where you will be able to accessPowerPoint presentations and assessment materials. There are also discussion forums where you can both ask and answer questions.

PLEASE NOTE: Moodle will be used for class notices, etc, and it is your responsibility to check the site regularly. Instructions provided on Moodle and in lectures are considered to be given to the class as a whole.

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Workload

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Lectures 33 hrs contact. Laboratory classes 18 hrs contact.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

Prerequisites: BIOEB101 or BIOL101 or BIOMO101

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: BIOL241

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