BIO306 General Microbiology

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
BIO306 General Microbiology 3 2 6 Monday 16:00-17:00 Wednesday 14:00-16:00
Prerequisite It is a prerequisite to
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Assistant Asst. Prof. Dr. Altijana Hromic-Jahjefendic Assistant E-mail ahromic@ius.edu.ba
Course Objectives This course aims to develop students’ problem solving skills related to microbiology and to guide them to think analytically and extend their knowledge of microbial world and its industrial applications
Textbook Biology of Microorganisms, 13e, Brock, Pearson; Microbiology: a systems approach, 5th edition, Cowan & Smith, McGraw Hill education; Prescott's Microbiology, 9th edition, Willey-Sherwood-Woolverton; Microbiology-an introduction, 13th edition, Tortora-Funke-Case
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Apply basics of sterile work and bacterial laboratory techniques, as well as the foundations of microbiology
  2. Compare and distinguish the basic groups of microbes, including prokaryotic microbes (Archaea, Bacteria)
  3. Define and describe viruses, their structure and how they invade to host cell
  4. Explain the dynamics of commensal, opportunistic, and pathological relationships particularly between microbes and humans.
  5. Present and describe how microorganisms can be used in industry
Teaching Methods Lecturing by using PowerPoint presentations. Laboratory exercises are conducted to the related topics covered in the lecture.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introdution and syllabus -
Week 2 The microbial world Chapter 1
Week 3 Microscopy and laboratory methods Chapter 3
Week 4 Microbial growth and control Chapter 3
Week 5 Classification of prokaryotes QUIZ 1 Chapter 4
Week 6 Classification of eukaryotes Chapter 5
Week 7 Midterm -
Week 8 Viruses Chapter 6
Week 9 Microbial genetics Chapter 9
Week 10 Host defenses Chapter 13/14
Week 11 Disorders in Immunity and diagnostics Chapter 16/17
Week 12 Infectious diseases QUIZ 2 Chapter 18
Week 13 Putting microorganisms to work TBD
Week 14 Food safety and excursion
Week 15 Review and final exam preparations Chapter 36
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3,4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Lab Tutorials 6 10 1,2,3,4,5
In-term Examination 1 25 1,2,3,4,5
Assignments 2 10 1,2,3,4,5
Attendance homeworks 9 15 1,2,3,4,5
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture 3 15 45 In-term Exam Study 4 6 24
Laboratory 2 6 12 Final Exam Study 1 15 15
Home Study 2 14 28 Attendance homeworks 1 8 8
Lab Reports 3 6 18
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 29/09/2020
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