Semester: 4 / Spring
Lectures/Classes: 30 / 60 hours
Field of study: Biotechnology
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: compulsory
Prerequisites: biology, biochemistry
Contact person: dr inż. Xymena Połomska;
Short description: The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the morphology, anatomy and physiological characteristics of basic groups of microorganisms (bacteria, yeasts and filamentous fungi). The course also includes issues related to the kinetics of microbial growth, their nutrition, breathing, occurrence in the environment and their impact on this environment and the mutual interaction between microorganisms.
Full description: Morphology, anatomy, life cycles and basics of systematics of bacteria, actinomycetes, yeast, filamentous fungi and viruses. Outline of microorganisms physiology; nutrition, respiration, growth. Interaction between microorganisms and the environment. Natural habitats of microorganisms, their interaction with other organisms and contribution to life functioning on our planet.
Bibliography: Compulsory: 1. Microbiology, Principles and Explorations, Seventh Edition, Black G., Wiley, 2008. 2. Microbiology, An Introduction, Ninth edition, Tortora et al., Pearsons International Edition, 2007. 3. Medical Microbiology, Updated third edition, Mims et al., 2004.
Learning outcomes: After completing the course student In terms of knowledge: 1. knows the position of microorganisms in the world of living organisms; has a general knowledge about the structure and life functions of microorganisms and viruses, 2. shows competent usage of microbiological terminology, 3. describes the phenomenon of microbial growth and defines basic growth parameters, 4. knows the basics of microbial ecology and understands the interactions between microorganisms, higher organisms and inanimate environment. In terms of skills: 1. is acquainted with microbiological lab equipment and the character and safety principles of work concerning microorganisms distinguishes main groups and forms of microorganisms, 2. can determine the number of microorganisms in the environment and is able to carry out microbiological analyzes of water, air and soil. In terms of social competences: 1. understands the importance of following hygiene principles connected with a common occurrence of microorganisms.
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: Classes 50%, Exam 50%

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