School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

The Microbial World and Humans

Module code: BMD117

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1
Timetable:

    Lecture
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Monday 10 am - 11 am
  • Semester 1: Weeks 1: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12: Monday 11 am - 12 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12: Monday 12 pm - 1 pm
    Lab
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11: Wednesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 11: Wednesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6, 8, 11: Monday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 6, 8, 11: Tuesday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Weeks 7: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm

Contact: Dr Shane Wilkinson
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module is only available to students who enter under the B990 programme The module is an introduction to microbiology and will provide a general knowledge of archaea, bacteria, fungi and protists. There are also selective discussions in greater detail, for example of motility, adherence and metabolic diversity, as well as the bases for methodologies for asepsis and infection control. Microbial ecology is presented as a discipline which explores the roles of microorganisms in natural processes and mutualistic associations. Practicals allow students to observe living bacteria, fungi and protists and to gain experience in the safe handling and culture of microorganisms.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 75.0% Examination, 25.0% Coursework
Level: 4