Microbial Biotechnology

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in:
Biological Active Molecules – Introduction to Cell Biology and Biological Chemistry
General Chemistry
Inorganic and Organic Chemistry

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • Describe the cell as a biological entity
  • Account for prokaryotic and eukaryotic cell structures
  • Account for energy conversion in microorganisms
  • Describe biochemical analysis methods
  • Describe technically important microorganisms, their nutrition, metabolism and growth
  • Account for microbial genetics
  • Describe microbiological analysis methods
  • Explain good microbiological practice

Skills

  • Establish and calculate growth curves for microbiological growth
  • Perform biochemical and microbiological tests in the laboratory in a safe way
  • Handle experimental work with microorganisms, evaluate and use appropriate protective measures, work with sterile techniques, use relevant sources of information, and dispose of waste according to regulations

Competences

  • Utilize knowledge on biochemical molecules, processes and systems, for projects in technical microbiology, food technology or for biotechnology development or production

Type of instruction

Lectures and theoretical exercises

Extent and expected workload

150 hours

Exam

Exams

Name of examMicrobial Biotechnology
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleMikrobiel bioteknologi
Module codeK-KT-B4-4
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science