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MICR221 Microbes to Medicine

Fundamental concepts in microbiology, building from the characteristics of microorganisms, through the handling and containment of microorganisms, to medical microbiology and immunology.

Microbes are essential to our lives. Microbiology and Immunology has a major influence on human health, industry, biotechnology and food production. MICR 221 covers the fundamental concepts in microbiology, building from the characteristics of microorganisms, through the handling and containment of microorganisms, to medical microbiology and immunology.

Paper title Microbes to Medicine
Paper code MICR221
Subject Microbiology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,018.05
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,500.00

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Prerequisite
CELS 191 and CHEM 191 and 36 further 100-level points
Restriction
MELS 221, PHCY 219
Recommended Preparation
HUBS 191
Recommended Preparation or Concurrent Study
GENE 221
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
This paper is appropriate for BSc or BBiomedSc students studying Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Food Science, Health Science, Human Nutrition or Public Health.
Prerequisites are CELS 191 and CHEM 191 plus 36 further 100-level points. HUBS 191 is Recommended Preparation and GENE 221 is Recommended Concurrent study.
Contact
Dr Judith Bateup, convenor of MICR221: judith.bateup@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Judith Bateup
Other Lecturers: Professor Greg Cook, Associate Professor Keith Ireton, Associate Professor Alex McLellan, Dr Matloob Husain and Professor Andy Mercer
Paper Structure
Lectures cover the following areas:
  • Bacterial powerhouses
  • Microbial growth and control
  • Medical microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Virology
Assessment:
  • Lecture test 15% (usually in week 5 of the semester)
  • Laboratory test 15%
  • 3-hour final exam 70%
Teaching Arrangements
32 lectures and six 4-hour laboratory sessions
Textbooks
Essential: Prescott's Microbiology by Wiley, Sherwood and Woolverton, 9th edition, 2014, McGraw-Hill Publishers

Recommended: Kuby Immunology, published by Palgrave Macmillan. 7th edition, 2013
Course outline
View course outline for MICR 221
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, Teamwork
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes
Learning Outcomes
  • Be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of microbiology and immunology in preparation for advanced laboratory skills in 300-level and in graduate papers
  • Display a practical knowledge of fundamental microbiology and immunology, with the ability to assimilate complex information on a spectrum of interdisciplinary topics and to use this knowledge for applications in the workplace
  • Develop an ability to communicate ideas about science

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Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22
AND
C1 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 9-15, 17-22
AND
E1 Friday 11:00-11:50 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 9, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21
P2 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 9, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21
P3 Thursday 14:00-17:50 9, 11, 13, 15, 19, 21
P4 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22
P5 Thursday 14:00-17:50 10, 12, 14, 18, 20, 22

Fundamental concepts in microbiology, building from the characteristics of microorganisms, through the handling and containment of microorganisms, to medical microbiology and immunology.

Microbes are essential to our lives. Microbiology and Immunology has a major influence on human health, industry, biotechnology and food production. MICR 221 covers the fundamental concepts in microbiology, building from the characteristics of microorganisms, through the handling and containment of microorganisms, to medical microbiology and immunology.

Paper title Microbes to Medicine
Paper code MICR221
Subject Microbiology
EFTS 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
CELS 191 and CHEM 191 and 36 further 100-level points
Restriction
MELS 221, PHCY 219
Recommended Preparation
HUBS 191
Recommended Preparation or Concurrent Study
GENE 221
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
Appropriate for students majoring in Microbiology and all other biological and health sciences.
Contact
Dr Judith Bateup, convenor of MICR221: judith.bateup@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Judith Bateup
Other Lecturers: Professor Greg Cook, Associate Professor Keith Ireton, Associate Professor Alex McLellan, Dr Matloob Husain and Professor Andy Mercer
Paper Structure
Lectures cover the following areas:
  • Bacterial powerhouses
  • Microbial growth and control
  • Medical microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Virology
Assessment:
  • Lecture test 15% (usually in week 5 of the semester)
  • Laboratory test 15%
  • 3-hour final exam 70%
Teaching Arrangements
32 lectures and six 4-hour laboratory sessions
Textbooks
Essential: Prescott's Microbiology by Wiley, Sherwood and Woolverton, 10th edition, 2017, McGraw-Hill Publishers

Recommended: Kuby Immunology, published by Palgrave Macmillan. 7th edition, 2013
Course outline
View course outline for MICR 221
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, Teamwork
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • Be able to demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of microbiology and immunology in preparation for advanced laboratory skills in 300-level and in graduate papers
  • Display a practical knowledge of fundamental microbiology and immunology, with the ability to assimilate complex information on a spectrum of interdisciplinary topics and to use this knowledge for applications in the workplace
  • Develop an ability to communicate ideas about science

^ Top of page

Timetable

First Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 11:00-11:50 9-13, 15-22
AND
C1 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
AND
E1 Friday 11:00-11:50 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
P1 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20
P2 Wednesday 14:00-17:50 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20
P3 Thursday 14:00-17:50 9, 11, 13, 16, 18, 20
P4 Tuesday 14:00-17:50 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21
P5 Thursday 14:00-17:50 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 21