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This course provides you with the opportunity to acquire advanced current knowledge in Microbiology. In addition, you will develop a capacity for independent research and problem-solving that can lead to workplace research and/or a degree by higher research (Masters or PhD).
At the completion of the course you will have:
established a strong understanding of a range of microbiological disciplines including food microbiology and safety, medical microbiology and microbial ecology;
developed analytical laboratory skills appropriate to various disciplines of microbiology research;
developed advanced skills in accessing, critically evaluating and communicating the outputs of current, peer-reviewed, microbiology literature;
developed skills and tools required to structure a funding application;
received research training in experimental design, critical thinking and research methods that facilitate the pursuit a potential career in microbiological research;
demonstrated the ability to produce an original written research thesis.
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