This module aims to provide students with an introduction to the discipline of Microbiology. Students will learn the fundamental biology of bacteria, viruses and fungi; what is required for their growth, the diverse environments where they grow, how some are of benefit and central to industry while others cause disease. The module will also provide students with an understanding of methods used to control microbial growth, avoid contamination and prevent infectious disease. Students will learn how fundamental principles of handling and growing microbes are put into practice and the basic skills and techniques needed for safe laboratory work.

Term(s) offered: Autumn term module; 10 [5 ECTS credits]
Credit: 4.0
General Education: II D