Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. KMB060 overlaps following cours/es: KMB015. Compulsory for: B2. Course coordinator: Professor Peter Rådström,, Applied Microbiology. Assessment: Written examination and written laboratory reports. A voluntary written test based on half the course material is included in the assessment. Parts: 2. Home page:

The objectives of this course are:

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Comprehend microbial genetics and physiology and have knowledge of the role of microorganisms in industry.

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Obtain practical experience of handling microorganisms, which also serves to illustrate essential aspects of the theory.

The course introduces the student to the fascinating world of living cells, in particular bacteria, their genetics and physiology. The course covers the following subjects; the three domains of life i.e. Eubacteria, Archaea and Eucarya, cell structures, microbial growth, sterilisation, antibiotics, microbial metabolism, taxonomy, genetic material, microbial genetics, viruses, the roll of microorganisms in ecosystems and industrial microbiology. The laboratory exercises will illustrate theoretical aspects of the course and introduce the students to microbial laboratory techniques such as aseptic handling of microorganisms.

Willey JM, Sherwood LM, Woolverton CJ, Prescott´s Microbiology, Eighth Edition, McGraw-Hill Higher Education. Laboratory manual.


Code: 0105. Name: Examination.
Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: TH. Assessment: Pass written examination. Contents: Written examination.

Code: 0205. Name: Practical.
Higher education credits: 3. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Pass written laboratory reports. Contents: Written laboratory reports.