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Biosecurity and Microbial Forensics (8665.2)

Level: Undergraduate Third Year Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education, Science, Technology & Maths
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Science


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This unit introduces students to the key concepts involved in Biosecurity and Microbial Forensics, with a focus on understanding the types of biological agents that pose potential security risks and the system and practices involved in investigation and management of potential threats. This unit is co-taught with unit Biosecurity and Microbial Forensics G.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Collate, analyse, evaluate, interpret and present information relating to Biosecurity and Microbial Forensics; identify and analyse potential biosecurity threats and to implement and evaluate appropriate microbial forensic techniques for threat resolution, with independent critical and creative thinking; respond to potential biosecurity threats with the ability to initiate new ideas, implement effective decisions and cope with uncertainty; and understand the health, environmental, economic, political, legal and social issues related to biosecurity, with an international perspective.

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Contact Hours

Online engagement.


Biochemistry OR Introduction to Microbiology.

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