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Learning about Fungi and Teaching Tools

An Introduction to the Biology of Fungi

Would you like to learn more about the science of Mycology? Click on the button below, which is “An introduction to the biology of fungi”. A background to the structure, ecological and economic importance of these organisms is provided, as well as a simple overview of the main fungal groups (and some similar looking taxa). Further references about fungi are provided at the end of the file.

Tertiary Studies in Mycology

Would you like to study fungi at a university level? The table below lists Australasian undergraduate tertiary courses that have a least some mycological component. The AMS makes no guarantee that these courses remain unchanged from year to year and potential students are advised to contact the lecturer in charge for availability and further details.

(Scroll down the table using the scroll bar on the right hand side)

Updated May 2019, for changes please e-mail Sarah (

'Diagnostic Medical Mycology’ eLearning course offered by ISHAM


ISHAM (the International Society for Human and Animal Mycology) has just launched an eLearning course on ‘Diagnostic Medical Mycology’. The main goal of the course is to provide a comprehensive resource for people to learn about diagnostic medical mycology via an online learning platform. At the end of the course, participants should have a good understanding of the range of diagnostic techniques that are currently available, the relative advantages and disadvantages of each of the methods and how the methods can be used in different patient.


The course consists of 12 modules and includes an overview of fungal diseases and antifungals, the fungal kingdom and an introduction to diagnostic techniques. Participants who pass the final course exam will receive a certificate from ISHAM recognising their participation in the course.

Further information can be found at If you are an ISHAM member you can register for the course at a substantially discounted price: non-members will pay CHF 75, but ISHAM members only pay CHF15.

Mycology Teaching Tools


Interested in laboratory organisms to help your teaching?


Get some tips about using the giant Pin mould Phycomyces in teaching practicals by clicking on the image to the right

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