This module acquaints students with
microorganisms and their activities. The aim of this course is to give
information about microbial structure, classification of microorganisms,
examples of beneficial and harmful microorganisms. Topics include microbial
cell structure, function, classification of microorganisms, metabolism, and the
role of microorganisms in disease, immunity, Infection and pathogenicity,
Isolation of a broad range of non-pathogenic bacteria from natural sources,
using selective and enrichment techniques, with microscopic, biochemical, and
molecular identification, and other selected applied areas of microbiology such
as environmental biotechnology, roles of microorganisms in wastewater
treatment, nutrient removal, energy generation by microbial cells, food
microbiology, microbial ecology will be covered