General and environmental microbiology
Formation Goals. The course will permit the comprehension of the morphological, physiological and metabolic characteristic of microorganisms (mainly prokaryotic); their role in nature and the interactions with other organisms. Moreover, it will consent to acquire the basic techniques for the manipulation of microorganisms in laboratory, their identification and the study of microbial communities. The course will permit to understand the principal interactions between microorganisms and environment particularly in relation with the bio-geochemical cycles. The course will supply a reference framework to comprehend modern aspect related to the microbial world and the potential applications of useful microorganisms. The course will supply the basic formation for further specialized studies in microbial ecology, environmental and medical microbiology. Learning results Knowledge and understanding (ability). To get the knowledge regarding the basic principles of the microbial biology, their metabolism, their role in nature, the interaction between microorganisms environment and other organisms, their potential in biotechnology. Applying knowledge and understanding (Ability to apply knowledge and understanding). To understand the issues related to the relationships between microorganism, mankind and environment. To acquire the basic knowledge regarding the experimental approach to study the microbial world. Making judgement (Independent judgement). The ability to construe the results obtained by the various studies in microbiology. The ability to understand the role of the microorganisms in the environment and their influence on the biology of other organisms. Communication skills. Ability to describe scientific topics related to microbiology both in written and oral forms by a specific scientific/technical language. Learning skills. Ability to use the methods acquired for microorganism recognition and cultivation. This ability will be developed also trough the active involvement of the students in discussions during the lectures and by laboratory experiences.
Type of certificate
Scientific Disciplinary Sector Code
Type of Activity
Core compulsory activities
Objectives of the course
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