Course code MVI322

MVI322 Pathogenic Microorganisms

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Course responsible: Helge Holo, Helge Holo
Teachers: Cyril Alexander Frantzen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2004-2005
Course contents:
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.
Learning outcome:
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.
Learning activities:
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.
Teaching support:

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Granum PE (red.) (2015): Matforgiftning. Smitte gjennom mat og vann. 4. utg. Cappelen Damm  ISBN 978-82-02-47788-2

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

Additional material will be handed out.

Microbiology corresponding to BIO130. Biochemistry corresponding to KJB200.
Recommended prerequisites:
Food microbiology. Some knowledge of immunology is beneficial.
Mandatory activity:
Laboratory excercise. Presentation of literature assignment.
Portfolio assessment and written exam. The literature paper counts 25 % and must be handed in within a given deadline. The written exam counts 75 %. To pass the course, all evaluations needs to be passed.
Nominal workload:
Lectures/discussion groups/lab: 42 hours. Literature paper: 40 hours. Self-study: 218 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Lectures,discussion groups and laboratory excercise: 3 hours per week.
An external examiner approves the examination questions and marks 25 randomly selected examination papers. An internal examinar approves the literature assignment.
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått