Course syllabus

Livsmedlens mikrobiologiska grunder
Food Microbiological Bases

YTHA73, 7,5 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2021/22
Faculty: Faculty of Engineering, LTH
Decided by: PLED LIV
Date of Decision: 2021-04-20

General Information

Main field: Food Science.
Compulsory for: KLMT1
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


To give basic knowledge in food microbiology.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must


Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must


Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must



The course introduces foods and the general content of compounds in food and gives microbiological and food chemical bases. The concept of microbiology is introduced with focus on food applications. Different groups of microorganisms are presented together with their properties, functions and special growth requirements. Specific nomenclature and concepts of microbiology are introduced. Laboratory practices cover microscopy, aseptic techniques, and culturing of microorganisms.


Examination details

Grading scale: UG - (U,G) - (Fail, Pass)
Assessment: Written examination, written task and laboratory experiments.

The examiner, in consultation with Disability Support Services, may deviate from the regular form of examination in order to provide a permanently disabled student with a form of examination equivalent to that of a student without a disability.

Code: 0121. Name: Written Examination.
Credits: 4,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved written examination
Code: 0221. Name: Laboratory Experiments.
Credits: 2. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Attendence at laboratory experiments and written laboratory reports.
Code: 0321. Name: Assignment.
Credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Approved individual written task, oral presentation and peer review.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: YTHA70

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Olena Prykhodko,
Teacher: Stephen Burleigh,
Course homepage:
Further information: Laboratory works is compulsory. If scheduled, guest lectures and study visits are also compulsory. In case of legal impediment the student should accomplish an individual task with equivalent content.