The Microbiology and Immunology course at UWA is distinguished by the embedding of the discipline's research strengths in virology, bacteriology and immunology, and you'll be taught by the people conducting this cutting-edge research. You will have the chance to discuss, apply and expand on the theory of your unit in weekly practical laboratory classes and structured tutorials. Your studies will give you a thorough understanding of the role, importance and impact of microbes. You'll develop fundamental techniques in cell and molecular biology, such as culturing techniques for the isolation and characterisation of bacteria, the use of microscopy for the identification of microbes, and data recording. A strong emphasis is placed on applications in biomedicine and biotechnology.