This topic is designed to provide knowledge of the fundamental aspects of the actions of microorgansims as well as laboratory skills in isolating, handling, enumerating and identifying microorganisms. The aim is to promote understanding and awareness in these students of the important roles microorganisms have in major areas such as human health and the environment.
This topic aims to provide students with an increased awareness and understanding of the fundamental importance of microbiological processes in the world around them. Students will gain an understanding of the impacts microbial processes have on diverse areas such as human health, food, drinking water quality, the environment etc. The topic aims to enhance students' learning of laboratory skills and practices.
The specific aims and objectives of this topic are to: