School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Environmental Microbiology

Module code: BIO341

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM2

Contact: Dr Ozge Eyice-Broadbent
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The module will consist of lectures, group discussions, a one-day fieldtrip, and lab practical sessions. Collectively these will cover aspects of microbial diversity, abundance, and function in a variety of both natural and man-made environments, with some emphasis on aquatic systems. The students will also learn about the microbial interactions and how this affects ecosystem services. The work will be both theoretical and practical, with emphasis on current research questions and methodologies in the primary literature. The content will cover methodological challenges, novel advances in the field, and environmental problem-solving.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 70.0% Examination, 20.0% Coursework, 10.0% Practical
Level: 6