Module title: Environmental Microbiology

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MIC09102
Module leader: Aimeric Blaud
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Microbiology & Drug Discovery
Prerequisites

Microbiology


Description of module content:

The physicochemical characteristics of aquatic and terrestrial environments; factors affecting microbial survival & activity; role and importance of microorganisms; types of microorganisms; microbial study methods; microbial isolation methods; biogeochemical cycling; extreme environments; biodegradation and biotransformation mechanisms.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Demonstrate an understanding of the physical and chemical structure of natural environments and how this affects the types and activities of microorganisms
LO2: Understand and critically appraise methods used in environmental microbiology
LO3: Discuss the importance of microorganisms in soil and water environments
LO4: Discuss molecular approaches to the study of microbes and their interactions
LO5: Gain extensive knowledge of biodegradation and biotransformation in natural and artificial systems

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