Microbiology of Systems
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Mikrobioloogia süvakursus
Course title in English
Microbiology of Systems
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2020/2021  Autumn semester
õppejõud on määramata
lecturer of 2020/2021  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
In-debth overview of microbes in various environmental systems and their use in biotechnology.
Brief description of the course
A comprehensive overview of microbial morphology. Environmental pressure on different microbial biosystems, their distribution in nature, role in food and energy metabolism. Normal microflora in different organisms. Pathogenesis, biofilms. Soil and water microbiology. Bioremediation. Food microbiology and microbes usage in biotechnology.
Independent work
Every major chapter ends with a non-graded test, there are three tests in total. Independent work, putting together a 30 minute presentation, researching scientific literature.
Learning outcomes in the course
- Microbial excistence in biofilms
- Modern methods in microbiology, bioremediation
- Understanding of microbial usage in biotechnology
Assessment methods
Exam 70%+ a 30 minute presentation on a given topic 30%.
lekt Kairi Koort MSc
Replacement literature
Mikroorganismide füsioloogia, Karki, Laanes.