MB201812 - Microbiology and hygiene


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, cell division and generation time microbiological work techniques culture media, factors influencing microbial growth and growth control contamination. cleaning and disinfection 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 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

Lectures (30 hours), compulsory laboratory exercises with the writing of reports (six exercises, four hours each). Self study and work up to a total of 200 hours.    

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

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignment Laboratory

Further on evaluation

All reports must be approved in order to take the exam. 4 hours digital exam

Specific conditions

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 AUTUMN 2019
BTA1001 5.0 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

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: 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 3
G331 Gnisten/Fagskolen 28
C226 Ankeret/Hovedbygget 1
  • * 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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