The student knows the basic concepts of environmental and applied microbiology. The student knows the basic principles of isolation, cultivation and identification of aerobic and anaerobic microbes, and knows how to perform microbiological analyses of different sample matrices with guidance. The student can work safely and aseptically in the laboratory and is able to report the experimental results. The student can do the written assignment according to the instructions. The student participates in the group work.
The student can define the key concepts of the environmental and applied microbiology. The student can describe the isolation, cultivation and identification methods used for aerobic and anaerobic microbes and is able to perform microbiological analyses of different sample matrices in self-directed manner, based on written instructions. The student can use literature to support the experimental work and report the experimental findings clearly. The student can interpret the results obtained and to evaluate their reliability. The written assignment meets the subject in a versatile way with a discussion. The student can work in a group, and is able to plan the laboratory work.
The student can define the key concepts of the environmental and applied microbiology comprehensively. Student is able to explain the isolation, cultivation and identification methods used for aerobic and anaerobic microbes. Student is able to conduct microbiological analyses of different sample matrices in a self-directed manner and apply this knowledge in the laboratory work. Student is able to use literature to support the laboratory work and is capable of reporting the findings comprehensively. The student is able to interpret the results obtained and to evaluate their reliability and significance in a versatile manner. The written assignment meets the subject in various ways and comprehensively, and contains reflection and discussion based on literature. The student can work in a group of a targed-oriented manner, and is able to organise the laboratory work.
Material in Moodle.
Recommended reading, e.g.:
Willey, Sherwood & Woolverton: Prescott's Principles of Microbiology, Mc Graw Hill
Maier, Pepper & Gerba: Environmental microbiology, 3rd ed. Elsevier Academic Press
Madsen: Environmental microbiology : from genomes to biogeochemistry, Wiley
Montville & Thomas: Food microbiology. An Introduction. Knovel
Shen & Zhang: Food Microbiology Laboratory for the Food Science Student A Practical Approach. Springer
Theory, laboratory exercises, lab notes, and assignments. Group work, independent work. A written assignment and reporting.
The laboratory work and reporting. Documenting the laboratory work, assignments.
01.08.2022 - 30.11.2022
02.07.2022 - 04.09.2022
0 - 18
Marita Hiipakka, Tuuli Välineva
A prerequisite: Laboratory Course of Microbiology (5O00EW31) or equivalent.
The laboratory work consists mainly of environmental and food microbiology.
Mandatory lectures and laboratory exercises. The course will be held in Finnish.
Degree Programme in Laboratory Engineering
TAMK Main Campus
Laboratory work and lectures 34 h. Independent work 47 h.