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ECTS points:
8(BT) 6(PT) 5(N)


Course number:
32420(BT) 64884(PT) 32431(N)

Course Description

Introduction to Microbiology. Microbes in the environment, the role in the transformation of the substance and the life of people. Empire-taxonomy, calssification, systematics. Prokaryotes, structure and function of prokaryotic cells, taxonomy, morphology, identification. Determination of the number of viable microbes. The growth curve. Fungi, yeasts and molds, taxonomy and morphology, reproduction, feeding and breeding. Protists, morphology, distribution and activity, reproduction. Viruses, morphology, properties, classification. Properties, conditions of growth and development of microbes and microbial metabolism. Mass transfer through the membrane. The requirements for microbial food. Autotrophic, heterotrophic and hipotrophic microbes. Physical and chemical requirements for growth. Growing microbial culture media. Macromolecules. Metabolism, anabolism, catabolism. The biological catalysts-enzymes. Energy production and central pathways for energy production involving microbes. Biogeochemical activity of microorganisms in the cycles of nature. Control and suppression of the growth of microbes. Microbiocidal and micoriostatic agents. Disinfectants and antiseptics. Chemical agents for sterilization and disinfection. The mechanism of action of antimicrobial agents. The methods of proving its antimicrobial activity. Physical methods of sterilization. Microbial ecology. Biotic and abiotic factors. The interaction between the different organisms. Sintrophism. Antagonism. Predation. Symbiosis. Competition. Black biotechnology-bioterrorism.


  • use basic knowledge of microbiology, organization and role of microbes in nature and people's lives
  • microorganism classification and identification
  • apply methods of isolation and identification of microorganisms
  • to distinguish viruses from other microbes
  • select methods to supress microbial growth
  • apply microscopic techniques
  • prepare microscopic slides
  • interpret the results of microbiological analyzes



  Types of classes hours (BT, PT) hours (N)
  mark   name
  L   Lectures   30   20
  A   Auditory exercises    
  LE   Laboratory exercises   45   40
  PR   Practicum    
  S   Seminar   30   10
  F   Field exercises    


 Conditions for obtaining signatures


 Attended lectures. Laboratory work done. Seminars done.


  Examination method:   Writing   X   Oral  

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