546-0044/01 – Basics of Microbiology (ZMB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Mgr. Hana Vojtková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Mgr. Hana Vojtková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2015/2016Year of cancellation
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
VOJ195 doc. Mgr. Hana Vojtková, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+2
Combined Credit and Examination 6+6

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Target competences lie in gaining new knowledge and its application in problem solving, observation, experiments and communication: - to characterize the attributes of prions, viruses and bacteria, to understand phylogenetic relations of the different groups, to learn about and to term characteristic organisms of the individual taxons and to understand the significance of pathogenic as well as non-pathogenic species - to apply the gained knowledge in dealing with practical tasks in seminars, to consider the consequences of a phenomenon from the environmental, sanitary as well as economic points of view; to build a positive attitude to nature - to be able to work independently on the set tasks, to observe and objectively record the experiment results, to adhere to safe (aseptic) work principles when working with biological material and technical equipment - to be able to work with expert/academic texts, to be familiar with the expert terminology, to be able to synthetize the obtained experimental data and to justify own approach in dealing with a biological problem

Teaching methods

Lectures
Individual consultations
Tutorials
Experimental work in labs

Summary

The course clarifies the role of microorganisms in the live natural system and their roles in the different methods of processing waste from mining and other industries. Students gain information on the morphology and physiology of acellular organisms and basic groups of microorganisms, their status in the nature as well as on the mutual relations of microbial populations, including an overview of basic pathogenic and non-pathogenic microorganism strains. Some lectures will be dedicated to significant microorganism strains and their practical uses in modern biotechnologies related to waste management and their roles in forming and protecting the environment.

Compulsory literature:

BLACK, Jacquelyn G. Microbiology: Principles and Explorations. 7th edition. John Wiley and Sons, 2008. 846 p. ISBN: 978-0470107485 COWAN, Marjorie K. Microbiology: A Systems Approach. McGraw-Hill College, 2011. 880 s. ISBN 978-00735225242

Recommended literature:

GLAZER, Alexander N. a Hiroshi NIKAIDO. Microbial biotechnology : fundamentals of applied mikrobiology. 2nd ed. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. xvii, 554 s. ISBN 978-0-521-84210-5 MIMS, Cedric A. (ed.) Medical microbiology. 3rd ed. Edinburgh: Elsevier, 2004. ix, 660 s. ISBN 0-323-03575-2 MOAT, Albert G., John W. FOSTER a Michael P. SPECTOR. Microbial Physiology. New York: Wiley-Liss, 2002. 714 s. ISBN 978-0-471-39483-9

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester

Ongoing checks of students’ work are ensured via discussing the lecture topics; the practical competences are observed when working in the laboratory. To gain credits, students hand in records and completed tasks from the laboratory assignments. The course is completed by an examination, which may be scheduled having gained the initial credit. The examination is divided into a written and oral part.

E-learning

Další požadavky na studenta

- regular participation in the seminars - completion of the records and set tasks

Prerequisities

Subject has no prerequisities.

Co-requisities

Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

Overview of lectures: 1. Introduction to microbiology studies, important historical discoveries, perspectives of modern microbiology 2. Chemical structure of a microbial cell and general structure of a microbial cell, differences in the structure of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms 3. The physiology of microorganisms – the basics 4. The metabolism of microorganisms, the methods of energy use by microorganisms 5. Genetics of microorganisms, interactions of microorganisms and the environment 6. Acellular forms – viroids and prions, the pathogenicity of prions, EU preventive measures 7. Acellular organisms - viruses 8. Taxonomy of viruses, overview of significant groups of DNA-viruses and RNA-viruses 9. Cellular microorganisms - archea 10. Cellular microorganisms - bacteria 11. Taxonomy of bacteria, overview of significant strains of pathogenic bacteria and their impact of human health 12. Overview of significant strains of non-pathogenic bacteria and their exploitation in industry 13. Microorganisms as indicators of general and fecal pollution, microorganisms in waste management important from the sanitary point of view, identification methods and preventive measures 14. Applications of microorganisms in modern biotechnologies of waste management, the role of microorganisms in the processes of biodegradation and bioremediation, important microorganisms in environmental biotechnologies

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2015/2016 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  33
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 18
                Písemná zkouška Written examination 37  0
                Ústní zkouška Oral examination 30  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

Show history
Combined form (validity from: 2015/2016 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Credit and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Credit Credit 33  33
        Examination Examination 67  18
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

Show history

Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2019/2020 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2019/2020 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Most 3 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2018/2019 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Most 3 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2017/2018 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Most 3 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2016/2017 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Most 3 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal P Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Ostrava 3 Compulsory study plan
2015/2016 (B2102) Mineral Raw Materials (3904R022) Waste Treatment and Disposal K Czech Most 3 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner