BMS2804 - Veterinary Microbiology

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Biomedical Sciences
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
Completion of all Year 1 courses with C grade or above
Course Offering Term*:
Semester A 2023/24

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

This course aims to:

  • provide a broad introduction to the diversity of microorganisms including archaea, bacteria, fungi, protists and viruses and what they do in the world at large, in soils, air and waters, but with a strong emphasis on their role as symbionts and pathogens in the animal body;
  • develop students’ discovery attitude about microbes, skills at searching for and presenting information related to microbiology in clear and concise English;
  • develop student skills to apply a problem-based learning approach to study microbiology events in our daily lives; and
  • develop skills in basic microbiological techniques including culturing, smearing, staining, and antibiotic sensitivity testing.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 50%
Examination: 50%
Examination Duration: 3 hours
Minimum Passing Requirement: A minimum of 30% in coursework as well as in examination, and the total minimum passing requirement for the whole BVM course is 50%.
Detailed Course Information


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