MVI322 Pathogenic Microorganisms
Showing course contents for the educational year 2015 - 2016 .
Course responsible: Helge Holo
Teachers: Cyril Alexander Frantzen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: EN, NO
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This course will be given twice during 2015/2016. Both Autumn- and Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2004-2005
The course will give an overview on food and waterborne pathogenic organisms. Biology and pathogenesis. Preventive measures. Routes of infection. Toxins. Epidemiology. Detection and tracing of pathogens by modern molecular tools.
Knowledge about food and waterborne pathogenic microorganisms, their biology, pathogenesis and spreading routes. Know modern methods for detection and identification of these microbes, and preventive safety measures.
The teaching will be given as lectures and discussion groups and one practical laboratory excercise. Each student will write a report based on scientific literature on a relevant topic. The students will present the reports in the discussion groups.
The course responsible may be contacted by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fronter
P. E. Granum: Matforgiftning. Næringsmiddelbårne infeksjoner og intoksikasjoner. 3.utg. Høyskoleforlaget. ISBN 13 978-82-7634-625-1.
or, in Enlish: Food Microbiology: Fundamentals and Frontiers, Fourth Edition Author: Michael P. Doyle and Robert L. Buchanan. ASM Press. 2013. CHAPTERS 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 , 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
In addition, material will be handed out.
Microbiology corresponding to BIO130. Biochemistry corresponding to KJB200.
Food microbiology. Some knowledge of immunology is beneficial.
Laboratory excercise. Presentation of literature assignmnet.
Portfolio assessment and written exam. The literature paper counts 25 % and must be handed in within a given deadline. The written exam counts 75 %.
Lectures/discussion groups: 42 hours. Literature paper: 40 hours. Self-study: 218 hours.
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Lectures,discussion groups and laboratory excercise: 3 hours per week.
The course will be given Autumn 2015 and Spring 2016. From 2017 it will be given in the Spring parallel.
An external examiner approves the examination questions and marks 25 randomly selected examination papers. An internal examinar approves the literature assignment.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått