BBS2005 and BBS2005L
This is a one-semester (second semester) General Microbiology course
which includes lectures and laboratories. There are approximately 31 lectures
for the course with 8 problem (tutorial) classes interdispersed amongst
the lecture schedule. The lectures are scheduled to run as a block of 3
Lecture time tables are published on the Griffith University web server at the URL: timetable
prior to the start of semester II.
Either of the following text books is recommended and can be purchased through
the Co-op Booshop.
NOTE: An alternative General Microbiology textbook, may also be used. Please
refer to the course outline which can be
used to guide you in finding the relevant sections from your alternative
- Brock Biology of Microorganisms. M.T. Madigan, J.M. Martinko and J. Parker.
8th Edition, 1997. Prentice Hall Publishers.
- Microbiology, An Introduction. G.J. Tortora, B.R. Funke and C.L. Case.
6th Edition, 1997. The Benjamin / Cummings Publishing Company.
- Principles of Microbiology. Atlas, R.M. 2nd Edition, 1997. Wm.C. Brown Publishers.
Reading Assignments (Lecture / Reading Schedule)
Reading assignments are listed with the course outline. In general, you
should read those sections that correspond to the lecture material. The
lecturer may also mention specific pages or sections in assigned chapters.
You shoul plan on reading approximately 30 to 40 pages of you text book
per week. If you fail to do this you will only have to catch up with the
reading later on. You should read the chapters prior to the scheduled
lecture but failing this you should read it at least on the same day.
Three quizzes will be held during the semester for this subject but students will need to attend any two of these. These two quizzes constitute 30% of the totalmarks for the subject. Quizzes are not compulsory but not attending these
will mean forfiting the allocated marks. Students should remember that no more than three quizzes will be held during the semester. Students can attend all three quizzes but marks for the best two will be used for assessment. The quizzes will be in the form of short answers and / or multiple choice type formats. The scheduled time table for the three quizzes is as follows:
Exams and Marking Scheme
The following details the marking scheme for the course:
- Final end of semester 2 hour exam: 70% (140 marks)
- Quizzes: 30% (60 marks)
Convenor: Dr. Bharat Patel
HTML'd by Bharat Patel
[Created: 05 Sept 1995]
[Modified: 22 July 1998, 17 June 1999]