Advanced Bacteriology (MICR311)
Lecturer: Dr H. Chenia
To introduce students to advanced topics in bacteriology.
Study of bacterial prokaryotic diversity and techniques involved in elucidating their diversity. Bacterial genetic variation and horizontal gene transfer. Bacterial taxonomy and the principles and practice of bacterial classification. Selected topics in sociomicrobiology, biofilms, and antimicrobial resistance.
Identification of unknown bacterial cultures using phenotypic, biochemical and molecular techniques, dichotomous keys and commercial identification kits.
Theory tests (20%), essay assignment, practical test, project report, poster presentation (20%), 3 h exam (60%).
40% Class mark, 80% attendance at practicals.