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Biosecurity and Microbial Forensics (8665.3)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Science

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Syllabus

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;

2. Identify and analyse potential biosecurity threats and to implement and evaluate appropriate microbial forensic techniques for threat resolution, with independent critical and creative thinking;

3. Respond to potential biosecurity threats with the ability to initiate new ideas, implement effective decisions and cope with uncertainty; and

4. Understand the health, environmental, economic, political, legal and social issues related to biosecurity, with an international perspective.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Online engagement.

Prerequisites

Biochemistry OR Introduction to Microbiology.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Equivalent Units

None.



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