MB201812 - Microbiology and hygiene


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 and generation time

microbiologicals work techniques

culture media, factors influencing microbial growth and growth control


cleaning and desinfection in foodscience and aquaculture

food poisoning

personal hygiene

hygiene directives

Learning outcome

Læringsutbytte - Kunnskap:

have knowlegde about cleaning an desinfection in food industry, biotechnology industries and fish farming.

have knowledge of where and how microorganisms live in nature.

have knowledge of how microogranisms interact with humans.

have an overview of indutrial organisms and products.

have knowledge of what contamination is and how to identifying hazards and prevent contamination.

know about current regulations for their specialized field.


Læringsutbytte - Ferdigheter:

have insight in methods used for control of microbial growth.

be able to make a sanitation plan.


Læringsutbytte - Kompetanse:

have a general understanding for microbiology and for differents microorganisms.

Learning methods and activities

Pedagogiske metoder:

Lectures, compulsory laboratory exercises with the writing of reports,   

Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:

Compulsory laboratory exercises, 100% participation. All reports must be approved

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignment

Further on evaluation

4 hours digital exam

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:
Biomarine innovation (298BMI)

Course materials

Tronsmo Arne; (2016) Innføring I mikrobiologi. Universitetsforlaget.
Ljostveit Karin: Trygg mat-hygiene og mikrobiologi, Yrkeslitteratur, Artikler m m vil også bli lagt opp som pensum

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TMAT1008 5.0 01.09.2019
TMAT1007 2.5 01.09.2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

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

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 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Written examination 100/100 E 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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