Module Identifier BS20320  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr Lesley N Manchester  
Semester Semester 2  
Course delivery Lecture   30 Hours  
  Practical   20 Hours 5 x 3 hours  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam3 Hours One 3-hour theory paper  70%
Semester Assessment Practical Exercise: Continuous assessment of practicals  30%
Supplementary Assessment One 3-hour theory paper (plus resubmission or failed coursework or an alternative)   

Learning outcomes

On completion of the module the student should


To develop an appreciation of the wide ranging abilities of bacteria and in particular an understanding of their role in clinical and food microbiology.


In practical sessions students will use and evaluate some of the approaches used for the detection and identification of bacteria in environmental samples. They will also acquire the practical skills necessary to be able to work safely and efficiently with bacteria in the laboratory.

Reading Lists

** Multiple Copies In Hugh Owen
Schlegel, H.G. (1997) General Microbiology Cambridge University Press
Brock, T.D., Smith, D.W. & Madigan, M.T. (2003) Biology of microorganisms Prentice Hall International.
Nicklin, J., Graeme-Cook, K., Paget, T. & Killington, R. (1999) Instant notes in microbiology BIOS Scientific Publications Ltd.


This module is at CQFW Level 5