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Course syllabus N400V18_4D - Selected Topics in Microbiology (FCFT - 2019/2020 - post-graduate studies)

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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Selected Topics in Microbiology
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
2 hours weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated:
Recommended semester/trimester:
Chemical Engineering - doctoral (optional), 1. year
Chemical Engineering - doctoral (optional), 1. year
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Learning outcomes of the course unit:
To acquaint students with non-cellular infectious particles, with prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbes.
Provide students with knowledge regarding the metabolism, genetics, diversity and biotic relationships of microorganisms with emphasis on practical applications and the role of microorganisms in biotechnology, medicine and environmental processes.
Course contents:
Viruses, bacteriophages, prions.
Genetics of microorganisms, mutation, gene transfer and recombination. Selection of mutants. Microbial genomics, genetic engineering.
Host-pathogen interactions. Microorganisms as origin of infectious diseases. Virulence, pathogenicity, antimicrobial therapy.
Microorganisms in the biosphere.
Catabolic and anabolic processes of microorganisms and their technological significance and importance in medicine.

Recommended or required reading:
HUDECOVÁ, D. -- ŠIMKOVIČ, M. Mikrobiológia. In.
ŠILHÁNKOVÁ, L. Mikrobiologie pro potravináře a biotechnology. Praha : Academia, 2002. 363 p. ISBN 80-200-1024-6.
BROCK, T D. Biology of Microorganisms. Englewood Cliffs : Prentice Hall International, 1994. 909 p. ISBN 0-13-176660-0.
BEDNÁŘ, M. Lékařská mikrobiologie : Bakteriologie, virologie, parazitologie. Praha: Marvil,s.r.o, , 1996. 558 p.
VOTAVA, M. Lékařská mikrobiologie obecná. Brno : NEPTUN, 2001. 247 p. ISBN 80-902896-2-2.
VOTAVA, M. Lékařská mikrobiologie speciální. Brno : NEPTUN, 2003. 495 p. ISBN 80-902896-6-5.
PELCZAR, M J. -- KRIEG, N. -- CHAN, E C S. Microbiology: Concenpts and Applications. New York: McGRAW-HILL, INC., 1993. 896 p. ISBN 0-07-112914-6.

Language of instruction:
slovak or english
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 0

Name of lecturer(s):
doc. Ing. Lucia Bírošová, PhD. (person responsible for course)
Last modification:
17. 7. 2019
doc. Ing. Lucia Bírošová, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Ing. Tomáš Molnár on 07/17/2019.

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