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BIOM6007 - Bacteriology

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Title:Bacteriology
Long Title:Bacteriology
Module Code:BIOM6007
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Microbiology
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 9 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Brigid Lucey
Module Author: AIDAN COFFEY
Module Description: This module is a description of significant Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria with emphasis on control of their growth, their metabolism and genetics.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the various physical and chemical strategies used to control microbial growth.
LO2 Describe the characteristics, relevance and detection methods for significant Gram negative bacteria
LO3 Describe the characteristics, relevance and detection methods for significant Gram positive bacteria
LO4 Discuss microbial metabolism in the context of bacterial identification and differentiation
LO5 Explain bacterial chromosome replication, prokaryotic gene expression and gene transfer systems in bacteria.
LO6 Perform analytical procedures, collate data, interpret results and write scientific reports.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

A knowledge of biology is required, which includes biological macromolecules and cell structure and function
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Control of microbial growth
Physical methods of microbial control, including temperature and thermal death-time, drying and water activity, osmotic pressure, filtration, irradiation. Chemical methods of microbial control including phenols aclohols halogens surfactants, oxidising agents, aldehydes, metals gases. Methods of evaluating disinfectants; antibiotics and antibiotic resistance.
Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria
Describe the characteristics, relevance and detection methods for the significant Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria
Bacterial metabolism
Bacterial metabolism in the context of bacterial identification and differentiation with emphasis on key enzymes and end-products of metabolic pathways
Bacterial genetics
Bacterial chromosome replication, prokaryotic gene expression (operon structure) and gene transfer systems in bacteria (Conjugation, transformation and transduction).
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Written Report Laboratory reports on themed practical areas of bacteriology 6 20.0 Every Second Week
Multiple Choice Questions on material outlined in the syllabus 1,2 30.0 Week 7
Multiple Choice Questions on material outlined in the syllabus 3,4,5 30.0 Sem End
Practical/Skills Evaluation Practical Examination 6 20.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture on material outlined in syllabus 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Lab on practical aspects of syllabus 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) No Description 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Madigan, M., Martinko, J., Dunlap, P.V. and Clarke, D.P. 2014, Brock Biology of Microorganisms, 14th Ed., Benjamin Cummings [ISBN: 978-032189739]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Willey, J., Sherwood, L. and Woolverton, C.J. 2016, Prescott's Microbiology, 10th Ed., McGraw-Hill Higher Education [ISBN: 978-125928159]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_SAGBI_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Agri-Biosciences 4 Mandatory
CR_SHERB_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Herbal Science 4 Elective
CR_SNHSC_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nutrition and Health Science 4 Mandatory
CR_SPHBI_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology 4 Mandatory
CR_SAGBI_7 Bachelor of Science in Agri-Biosciences 4 Mandatory
CR_SBIBI_7 Bachelor of Science in Applied Biosciences and Biotechnology 4 Mandatory
CR_SFSTE_7 Bachelor of Science in Food and Health Science 4 Mandatory
CR_SCEBS_8 Common Entry Biological Sciences 4 Mandatory
CR_SBIOS_6 Higher Certificate in Science in Applied Biosciences 4 Mandatory

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