Applied Microbiology

2022/2023

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in:
Chemical and Bio Industrial Products II
Chemical Analysis of Homogeneous Analysis
Methods in Quantitative Chemical Analysis
Applied Statistics
Microbial Biotechnology (in parallel)

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives

Knowledge

Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • account for basic microbiology
  • account for basic security in relation to the handling of microorganisms and enzymes
  • describe reactor types that are relevant for Technical Microbiology, configurations thereof as well as their advantages and limitations
  • account for scale-up of microbiological processes including physical conditions and limitations
  • describe sterilization procedures and decimation time for microorganisms

Skills

  • formulate relevant problems that can form the basis of the problem-based approach to the project
  • write a project report following the standards of the field of study, include relevant literature, use the correct terminology, and communicate the problem and results in writing, graphically and orally in a professionally reasoned and coherent way
  • justify the choice of methods, models and other tools used in the project and asses the problem of the project and results in relevant professional contexts

Competences

  • handle the planning, implementation and management of a problem based project and handle complex and development-oriented tasks during the project work and contribute to the project group's work and results
  • identify own learning needs for continued development and education in the field of study

Type of instruction

Project work

Access to perform laboratory experiments requires participation in laboratory safety instructions

Extent and expected workload

450 hours

Exam

Exams

Name of examApplied Microbiology
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS15
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleTeknisk Mikrobiologi
Module codeK-KT-B4-18A
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS15
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersB

Organisation

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