546-0413/04 – Microbiology (MB)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Environmental EngineeringCredits5
Subject guarantordoc. Mgr. Hana Vojtková, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorMgr. Iva Melčáková, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementOptional
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2010/2011Year of cancellation2013/2014
Intended for the facultiesHGFIntended for study typesFollow-up Master
Instruction secured by
LoginNameTuitorTeacher giving lectures
CHO46 Mgr. Iva Melčáková, 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

Active student participation in laboratory exercises - lack of exercise can be replaced. The necessary theoretical training on exercise (verification of knowledge at the beginning of each exercise). The protocols specified tasks and essay on the subject in the required quality.


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: 2013/2014 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 (30) 17 3
                Laboratorní práce Laboratory work 10  5
                Projekt Project 10  5
                Písemka Written test 10  7
        Examination Examination 67 (67) 34 3
                Písemná zkouška Written examination 30  12
                Ústní zkouška Oral examination 37  22
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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2013/2014 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102T006) Water Technologies and Water Management P Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan
2012/2013 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102T006) Water Technologies and Water Management P Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan
2012/2013 (N2102) Mineral Raw Materials (2102T006) Water Technologies and Water Management K Czech Ostrava 1 Optional study plan

Occurrence in special blocks

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Assessment of instruction

2012/2013 Winter