INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Department of Genetics and Bioengineering
2016-2017

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 4 2 + 2 96 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Mirsada Hukić, Prof. Dr. Prof.Dr.Mirsada Hukić Mirsada Hukić, Prof. Dr.
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This course is aimed at providing students with an introduction to microbiology. Students will become familiar with 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. Furthermore, students will gain a sound introduction to diversity of the microbial world, microbial taxonomy, proteobacteria, high and low GC gram-positives, and archaea. Furthermore, experimental design and manipulation with microorganisms, their analysis and applications will be covered. This is taken concurrently with a laboratory course.

COURSE OBJECTIVE
• Introduction to the diversity of the microbial world.
• Giving an outline of the basics of microbial taxonomy, proteobacteria, archaea.
• Demonstrating experimental design and manipulation with microorganisms.
• Explaining microbial analysis and possible applications.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. Introduction to microbiology
  2. Sterilization and disinfection; Antibiotics
  3. Bacterial structure
  4. Genetics of bacteria
  5. Bacterial metabolism I
  6. Bacterial metabolism II
  7. Bacterial isolation and identification
  8. MIDTERM EXAM WEEK
  9. Methods in bacteriology
  10. Bacterial classification and basic families I
  11. Bacterial classification and basic families II
  12. Bacterial classification and basic families III
  13. Bacterial classification and basic families IV
  14. Basics of micology and parasitology
  15. FINAL EXAM WEEK

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic
  1. Beginning of classes
  2. Introduction and basic light microscopy
  3. Preparation of media
  4. Inoculation techniques
  5. Gram staining and other staining procedures
  6. Biochemical tests, part 1
  7. Biochemical tests, part 2
  8. MIDTERM WEEK
  9. Colony morphology and different sample analysis

  1. Identification of bacteria with Bergey’s flowchart
  2. Normal flora
  3. Enterobacteriaceae, urin analysis
  4. Staphylococcaceae, throat swab analysis
  5. Practical Exam from Lab Course
  6. FINAL EXAM WEEK

TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
Description
  • Interactive Lectures
  • Practical Sessions
  • Presentation
  • Discussions and group work
Description (%)
Method Quantity Percentage (%)
Midterm Exam(s)120
Laboratory1420
Class Deliverables20
Final Exam140
Total: 100
Learning outcomes
  • Perform basic bacterial laboratory techniques
  • Recognize the foundations of microbiology - the concepts of classification, evolution and growth of microorganisms
  • Recall specific microorganism types
  • Describe microbial ecology and practical uses of microorganisms, as well as how they relate to basic biological concepts
  • Establish a firm foundation for future microbiology courses and/or a good appreciation of concepts needed to make reasoned choices in their everyday lives
  • Explain how microorganisms survive where they do, how they are related, and how they interact with us
  • Operate basic bacteriological skills successfully and safely
TEXTBOOK(S)
  • Murray, P. R., Rosenthal, K. S., & Pfaller, M. A. (2015). Medical microbiology. Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Microbiology 7th Ed. (2008) Prescott, Harley and Klein
  • Numanović F, Hukić M, Aščerić M, Delibegović Z, Nurkić J. Medicinska mikrobiologija sa imunologijom i parazitologijom. Tuzla: OFF-SET Tuzla, 2014
  • Hukić M i saradnici. Bacteriology. Sarajevo: Jež d.o.o. Sarajevo, 2005

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 Examination11212
Preparation for Final Examination11616
Assignment / Homework/ Project144
Seminar / Presentation144
Total Workload: 96
ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 4