BTA1001 - General Microbiology


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 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

  • Mandatory assignment

Further on evaluation

4 hours written examination.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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 01.09.2020
More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Biology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biological Sciences Ålesund



Examination arrangement: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Written examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
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