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Module

BIO2017 : Microbiology

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Maria Del Carmen Montero-Calasanz
  • Lecturer: Dr Fiona Cuskin, Dr James Stach, Professor John Bythell, Professor Frank Sargent
  • Owning School: Natural and Environmental Sciences
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To contribute to the preparation of future professional in the field of Biology providing fundamental skills related to microbiology and allowing students evaluate its importance in the natural world as well as its biotechnological potential.

Outline Of Syllabus

Lectures and practicals will cover the following topics:

•       Microbiomes
•       Microbial systematics
•       Biofilms
•       Human microbiology
•       Microbial interactions
•       Microbial Earth
•       Industrial microbiology


The practical classes will encourage the application of theory into practise by providing the opportunity to practise previous training regarding growth, counting and observation of microorganisms and to study and manage beneficial plant-microbes interactions.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable