In this course students will acquire basic knowledge of microbiology. The students will learn structure and functions of the prokaryotic cell and will then be confronted with the metabolic and physiological diversity of prokaryotes. Key concepts on genetics will be also offered to students. Overall these concepts represent tools to understand the applications of microbiology in the medical, pharmaceutical and diagnostic fields as well as in food industry.
Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course the student will have acquired basic knowledge in microbiology and will know in details the functioning of the prokaryotic cell. Moreover, the student will become familiar with the applications of microbiology in the medical and industrial fields.
Lesson period: First semester
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