Courses Catalogue

Environmental Microbiology

COURSE CODE: ENV2209
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Environmental Management, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Natural and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

COURSE CONTENT

 

§  Introduction; Microorganisms, microbiology and the environment; Microbial morphology and classification                                                   (10 Hours)

§  History of microbiology                                                                      (6 Hours)

§  Review of relevant basic concepts of molecular and cell biology (cell culture and growth kinetics)                                                                                (6 Hours)

§  Microbial diversity, functions, communities and their adaptive responses                                                                                                                            (6 Hours)

§  Applied microbiology, biotechnology and bioremediation                (6 Hours)

§  Industrial microbiology/Biocatalysts                                                  (6 Hours)

§  Microbial communities as indicators of environmental health/microbial toxicology                                                                                                (2 Hours)

§  Role of microbes as a tool for environmental sustainability              (6 Hours)

§  Current trends in microbial research                                                   (6 Hours)

 

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Hands-on work in the industry

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes