INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Genetics and Bioengineering
2014-2015

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
GBE 217 Microbiology Undergraduate 2 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Compulsory 5 2 + 2 125 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Mirsada Hukić, Prof. Dr. Mirsada Hukić, Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

COURSE OBJECTIVE
Introduction to microbiology, history and scope, microbial structure and function, nutrition, growth, control of microorganisms by physical and chemical agents, and the scientific, agronomic, pharmaceutical and medical applications of microorganisms.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction to microbiolgy
  2. Study of microbial structure and microscopy
  3. Prokaryotic cell structure and function
  4. Microbial nutrition and growth
  5. Microbial responses to environmental factors
  6. Control of microorganisms by physical and chemical agents
  7. Sterilization and disinfection
  8. The diversity of the microbial world
  9. Microbial taxonomy and phylogeny
  10. Prokaryotes
  11. Eukaryotes
  12. Viruses
  13. The fungi, algae, protozoa

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Sterilization and disinfection
  2. Biosafety in the microbiology laboratory
  3. LB liquid medium and agar plate preparation
  4. Sampling of microorganisms from the environment
  5. Microscopy
  6. Pure culture techniques
  7. Gram staining of bacteria
  8. Gram staining of students
  9. Staining techniques in microbiology
  10. Observation of students
  11. Cultivation and obsevation of black bread mold
  12. Introduction to virology


    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Presentation
    • Seminar
    • Project
    • Assignments
    • Demonstration
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Midterm Exam(s)125
    Presentation110
    Laboratory125
    Final Exam150
    Total: 110
    Learning outcomes
    • Actively participate in courses and begin to take responsibility for learning
    • Begin to work effectively as part of a team, developing interpersonal, organisational and problem-solving skills within a managed environment, exercising some personal responsibility.
    • Present information in oral, written or graphic forms in order to communicate effectively with peers and tutors
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • Microbiology, 7th ed. (2008) Prescott, Harley and Klein

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)14228
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)122
    Preparation for Midterm Examination11414
    Preparation for Final Examination11515
    Assignment / Homework/ Project11818
    Seminar / Presentation11818
    Total Workload: 125
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 5