This module will provide an introduction to the microbial world. There will also be a laboratory part where basic microbiological techniques will be taught.
Course description for study year 2023-2024. Please note that changes may occur.
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- Demonstrate an appreciation of the importance and diversity of micro-organisms in the environment and to humans, including their economic impact.
- Demonstrate understanding of classification schemes applied to microorganisms, including those based on molecular criteria.
- Demonstrate familiarity with the principal features of bacterial cells, particularly those features which differ from eukaryotic cells, including genetic information and its transfer.
- Know how to study and cultivate micro-organisms.
- Demonstrate an ability to handle microorganisms safely in the laboratory.
- Demonstrate competent use of the light microscope.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of microbiology.
- Demonstrate knowledge of essential facts and theory in a subdiscipline of the biosciences.
- Begin to evaluate aspects of the biosciences with reference to textbooks.
- With some guidance, deploy established techniques of analysis, practical investigation, and inquiry within the biosciences.
Personal and key skills
- Work with others safely in a practical laboratory environment.
- With some guidance, begin to develop the skills for independent study.
- With some guidance, select and properly manage information drawn from books, scientific publications, and the internet.
- With guidance, learn how to write a scientific text.
Required prerequisite knowledge
Written exam and written assignment linked to the lab work
|Form of assessment||Weight||Duration||Marks||Aid|
|Written exam||3/5||2 Hours||Letter grades||None permitted|
|Written assignment linked to the lab work||2/5||Letter grades|
In order to pass the course, both components (exam and written lab assignment) need to be passed.No resit is offered for the laboratory exercises. If a students wishes to redo the lab, this can be done next time the course is taught.
Course teacher:Mark van der Giezen
Course coordinator:Mark van der Giezen
Coordinator laboratory exercises:Julie Nikolaisen
Head of Department:Ingunn Westvik Jolma
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