546-0413/03 – Microbiology (MB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Mgr. Hana Vojtková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantordoc. Mgr. Hana Vojtková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2010/2011Year of cancellation2014/2015
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
CHO46 Mgr. Iva Melčáková, Ph.D.
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
Part-time 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

Individual consultations
Experimental work in labs


The course clarifies the role of microorganisms in the live natural system. 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 practical applications of microorganisms in water technologies and their role as indicators of water quality in accordance with valid legislation.

Compulsory literature:

BITTON, Gabriel. Wastewater Microbiology. John Wiley & Sons, 2011. ISBN 978-0-470-63033-4

Recommended literature:

ALBERTS, Bruce et al. Essential Cell Biology. New York: Garland Publishing, 2009. ISBN 978-0-8153-4130-7 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


Other requirements

The study of foreign literature.


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1.Overview of Microbiology, A Brief History of Microbiology. 2. Viruses, Viroids, Prione. 3. Structure and Function of Procaryotic and Eucaryotic Cells. 4. Nutrition and Growth of Microorganisms. 5. The Diversity of Metabolism in Microorganisms. 6. Microbial Exchange of Genetic Material. Regulation of Gene Aktivity in Bakteria. 7. Procaryotes in the environment . 8.The Cells Transport Tasks. 9. Symbiosis, Mutualism, Parasitism. 10. Phylogenesis and Important Groups of Procaryotes. 11. Phylogenesis and Important Groups of Fungi 12. Water microbiology. 13. Cultivation of Microorganisms. 14. Indicators of microbial water quality. 15. Industrial mikrobiology - Water Treatment.

Conditions for subject completion

Part-time form (validity from: 2010/2011 Winter semester, validity until: 2011/2012 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of pointsMax. počet pokusů
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (100) 51
        Exercises evaluation Credit 33 (33) 17
                Zápočet Laboratory work 10  0
                Zápočet Project 13  0
                Zápočet Other task type 10  0
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 13 3
                Zkouška Written examination 30  13
                Zkouška Oral examination 37  0
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeBranch/spec.Spec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2011/2012 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102T006) Water Technologies and Water Management P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2011/2012 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102T006) Water Technologies and Water Management K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102T006) Water Technologies and Water Management P Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan
2010/2011 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102T006) Water Technologies and Water Management K Czech Ostrava 1 Compulsory study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

Block nameAcademic yearForm of studyStudy language YearWSType of blockBlock owner

Assessment of instruction

2011/2012 Winter
2010/2011 Winter