Unit 1. Cellular Biology:
What is microbiology, Biomolecules, Cell structure and function, Metabolism, Cellular growth, Bacterial Genetics
Unit 2. Microbial Diversity
Evolution and systematics, The Bacteria, The Archaea, Microbial eucaryotes
Unit 3. Metabolic Diversity
Phototrophy, Autotrophy, Chemolitotrophy, Heterotrophy, Fermentation, Anaerobic respiration, Aerobic Chemoorganoheterotrophs.
Unit 4. Microbial Ecology
Ecological concepts, Interactions, Soil habitats, Aquatic habitats, Biofilms, Nutrient cycles.
Unit 5. Environmetal Microbiology
Wastewater microbiology, Drinking water microbiology, Biodegradation and Bioremediation.
Required prerequisite knowledge
|Oral exam||9/10||A - F|
|Class assignment||1/10||A - F|
All assessment parts must be passed in order to obtain a final grade in the course.
There will be no resit exam for the assignment. Students who do not pass the assignment may retake this part the next time the course is lectured.
The students will complete a project on bacterium and they will be required to complete all class assignments.
Completion of mandatory lab assignments are to be made at the times and in the groups that are assigned and published on Canvas. Absence due to illness or for other reasons must be communicated to the laboratory personnel as soon as possible. One cannot expect that provisions for completion of the lab assignments at other times can be made, unless prior arrangements with the laboratory personnel have been agreed.
Failure to complete the assigned labs on time or not having them approved will result in barring from taking the course exam.
Method of work
The course is based primarily on a series of lectures.
|Environmental Microbiology (MET160_1)||5|
|Environmental Microbiology (MLJ522_1)||10|
Environmental Engineering - Master of Science Degree Programme
Link to reading list
Last updated: 19.09.2020