|1.||Compare and contrast the characteristics of virus, bacteria, fungi and protozoa and understand how each group impacts on the community;|
|2.||Demonstrate competency in aseptic technique and methods for isolation, enumeration and identification of key micro-organisms;|
|3.||Appraise and synthesise relevant scientific literature; and|
|4.||Investigate the principles of biosafety and bioethics within the context of microbiology practice.|
|Assignment||Written Assignment (1000 words)||20%|
|Laboratory Work||Written Laboratory Reports x 4 (500 words each)||25%|
|Examination||Written Examination (3 hours)||55%|
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