754101 Microbiology (AS)

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Burtscher, Johanna
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


# Introduction - The world of microorganisms (relevance, definitions, systematics)
# The procaryotic cell (anatomy, physiology, metabolism)
# Bacteriology (morphology and physiology of selected examples)
# The eucaryotic cell (yeasts and molds)
# Relevance of viruses
# Fundamentals of food and feed microbiology
# The microbiological laboratory (basic techniques)
# Global circuits - environmental microbiology

Previous knowledge expected

Basics in natural sciences

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Students will be able to identify and describe important characteristics of microorganisms.
Students will be able to list, classify and differentiate microbiological organisms (e.g., bacteria, fungi, viruses) based on their characteristics.
Students will be able to illustrate the role of microorganisms as an essential part of everyday life, food and agriculture by means of examples.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.