BIOMO503-20A (HAM)

Microbiomes

15 Points

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Division of Health Engineering Computing & Science
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Paper Description

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This paper explores microbiomes in the environment and in association with multicellular organisms, including humans, to understand their critical ecological roles in ecosystem and host function and health.

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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught through tutorials.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • gain an in-depth appreciation of specified topics in microbiology at an advanced level.
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  • critically evaluate journal and review articles in microbiology.
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Assessment

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The dates and structure of the assessments may change but the balance of 60% Essays and 40% Talks will remain
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Essay 1
30 Mar 2020
5:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Talk 1
27 Mar 2020
5:00 PM
20
  • In Class: In Tutorial
3. Essay 2
17 Apr 2020
5:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Talk 2
5 Jun 2020
4:00 PM
20
  • In Class: In Tutorial
5. Essay 3
8 May 2020
5:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Essay 4
5 Jun 2020
5:00 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
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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None – reading material for each seminar will be provided approximately 1 week before the seminar. These will usually be provided in the seminar or via Moodle.
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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 access pdfs of lecture notes and powerpoints, lecture recordings, 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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2 hours contact at seminars per scheduled week, approx 6-8 hours per week to comprehend reading supplied.
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Restricted papers: BIOL580 and BIOL581

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