Module Identifier BS20320  
Module Title BACTERIOLOGY  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Dr Alexandre M Anesio  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Dr Colin J Jackson, Dr Alexandre M Anesio  
Course delivery Lecture   30 Hours  
  Practical   20 Hours 5 x 3 hours  
Assessment
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam3 Hours One 3-hour theory paper  65%
Semester Assessment Practical Exercise: Continuous assessment of practical work  15%
Semester Assessment Coursework: 1,500 word mini-review and seminar presentation on a topic in Bacteriology  20%
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

Aims

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

Content

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

Books
** 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.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 5