BTA1001 - General Microbiology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours E

Course content

Prokaryote and eukaryote microorganisms nature of virus growth, celldivision microbiologicals work techniques culture media, factors influencing microbial growth and growth control how to use microorganisms in different ways contamination and how to prevent it

Learning outcome

Learning Outcome - Knowledge: have knowledge of what promotes growth and what inhibits the growth of microorganisms. have knowledge about various forms of metabolism in microorganisms have knowledge about different groups of microorganisms and diversity within the groups Have knowledge about microorganisms as a cause of disease and microorganisms as useful partners. Have an understanding of where contamination can come from, how different contaminants can be transmitted and how to prevent such transmission. Have an understanding of similarities and inequalities between cell types. Learning Outcomes - Skills: could create microbial growth media could work aseptically at the lab could grow microorganisms could use the microscope as a work tool Learning Outcomes - Skills: basic understanding of microbiology and microbial work techniques.

Learning methods and activities

Educational methods: Lectures. Laboratory course with 5 compulsory exercises. Compulsory work requirements: All 5 laboratory exercises with reporting must be approved. It is expected that the student has a self-contribution of 200 hours, of which up to 40 hours are lectures and 30 hours of laboratory work..

Compulsory assignments

  • Laboratory assignment

Further on evaluation

Mandatory assignments must be apporved in order to take the exam. 4 hours written examination.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Biotechnology (427BT)
Medical and Biological Studies (184BG)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the program.

Course materials

Tronsmo Arne; (2016) Innføring I mikrobiologi. Universitetsforlaget.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MB101812 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
TMAT1008 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
MATV1007 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
MB201812 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biological Sciences Ålesund


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 E 2021-12-09 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
C215 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 1
G317 Gnisten/Fagskolen 1
C218 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 4
C220 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 37

Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring UTS Home examination (1) 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
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