Cell Biology and Microbial Processes, 6 credits

Cellbiologi och mikrobiella processer, 6 hp

TFBI22

Main field of study

Biology

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Programme course

Examiner

Agneta Johansson

Director of studies or equivalent

Agneta Johansson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 48 h
Recommended self-study hours: 112 h
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Period Timetable module Language Campus ECV
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Chinese (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping C
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - French (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping C
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - German (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping C
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Japanese (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping C
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIEI Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering - Spanish (Specialization Biotechnical Engineering) 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping C
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping E
6CIII Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering (Biotechnical Engineering Specialization) 5 (Autumn 2017) 1 3 Swedish Linköping C

Main field of study

Biology

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level

G1X

Course offered for

  • Industrial Engineering and Management - International, M Sc in Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering and Management, M Sc in Engineering

Entry requirements

Note: Admission requirements for non-programme students usually also include admission requirements for the programme and threshold requirements for progression within the programme, or corresponding.

Prerequisites

Basic chemistry 

Intended learning outcomes

The aim is to provide basic knowledge about theoretical and practical aspects of cell biology and microbiology. Having successfully passed the course, the student will be able to:

  • present differences between cells in different organism domains
  • explain the main structure of cells
  • present and discuss differences between organisms regarding cell functions
  • give a basic overview of some common types of microbial metabolism
  • explain and discuss the use of some microbial processes in the environmental technology field, and give examples of the role of microbial processes in the environment.
  • use some basic techniques for cultivation of microorganisms and for process studies, as well as present and discuss the results.

Course content

The course covers the structure and function of procaryotic and eucaryotic cells, e.g. cellmembranes, organelles, metabolism, photosynthesis, and cellular communication. Organisms groups included are bacteria, archaea, fungi, and algae. In the second part of the course, microbial growth and metabolism is studied along with microbial processes such as aerobic and anaerobic decomposition of organic material, e.g. composting and biogas production, as well as other examples of human use of microbial processes. 

Teaching and working methods

The course is based on lectures, to give an overview of the theory, and mandatory seminars to discuss the studied literature. In addition, there are mandatory laboratory exercises and a small project for a hands-on understanding of the theory. Results are discussed during seminars and in written reports. 

Examination

PRA1Project Work, Oral and Written Presentations2 creditsU, 3, 4, 5
LAB2Laboratory Work with Seminars Incl. Article Analysis2 creditsU, G
TEN1Written examination2 creditsU, 3, 4, 5

The written examination and the project contribute equally to the final grade.

Grades

Four-grade scale, LiU, U, 3, 4, 5

Department

Institutionen för fysik, kemi och biologi

Director of Studies or equivalent

Agneta Johansson

Examiner

Agneta Johansson

Education components

Preliminary scheduled hours: 48 h
Recommended self-study hours: 112 h

Course literature

Additional literature

Books

  • Silverthorn, D.U., Human Physiology: An integrated approach. 6th ed.
Code Name Scope Grading scale
PRA1 Project Work, Oral and Written Presentations 2 credits U, 3, 4, 5
LAB2 Laboratory Work with Seminars Incl. Article Analysis 2 credits U, G
TEN1 Written examination 2 credits U, 3, 4, 5

The written examination and the project contribute equally to the final grade.

Regulations (apply to LiU in its entirety)

The university is a government agency whose operations are regulated by legislation and ordinances, which include the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. In addition to legislation and ordinances, operations are subject to several policy documents. The Linköping University rule book collects currently valid decisions of a regulatory nature taken by the university board, the vice-chancellor and faculty/department boards.

LiU’s rule book for education at first-cycle and second-cycle levels is available at http://styrdokument.liu.se/Regelsamling/Innehall/Utbildning_pa_grund-_och_avancerad_niva. 

Additional literature

Books

Silverthorn, D.U., Human Physiology: An integrated approach. 6th ed.

Note: The course matrix might contain more information in Swedish.

I = Introduce, U = Teach, A = Utilize
I U A Modules Comment
1. DISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE AND REASONING
1.1 Knowledge of underlying mathematics and science (G1X level)
X
LAB2
PRA1
TEN1

                            
1.2 Fundamental engineering knowledge (G1X level)
X
X
LAB2
PRA1

                            
1.3 Further knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural science (G2X level)

                            
1.4 Advanced knowledge, methods, and tools in one or several subjects in engineering or natural sciences (A1X level)

                            
1.5 Insight into current research and development work

                            
2. PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
2.1 Analytical reasoning and problem solving
X
X
PRA1

                            
2.2 Experimentation, investigation, and knowledge discovery
X
PRA1

                            
2.3 System thinking
X
X

                            
2.4 Attitudes, thought, and learning
X
LAB2

                            
2.5 Ethics, equity, and other responsibilities
X

                            
3. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS: TEAMWORK AND COMMUNICATION
3.1 Teamwork
X
PRA1

                            
3.2 Communications
X
LAB2

                            
3.3 Communication in foreign languages

                            
4. CONCEIVING, DESIGNING, IMPLEMENTING AND OPERATING SYSTEMS IN THE ENTERPRISE, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTEXT
4.1 External, societal, and environmental context
X
LAB2

                            
4.2 Enterprise and business context
X
LAB2

                            
4.3 Conceiving, system engineering and management

                            
4.4 Designing

                            
4.5 Implementing

                            
4.6 Operating

                            
5. PLANNING, EXECUTION AND PRESENTATION OF RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS WITH RESPECT TO SCIENTIFIC AND SOCIETAL NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS
5.1 Societal conditions, including economic, social, and ecological aspects of sustainable development for knowledge development

                            
5.2 Economic conditions for knowledge development

                            
5.3 Identification of needs, structuring and planning of research or development projects
X
X
PRA1

                            
5.4 Execution of research or development projects
X
X
PRA1

                            
5.5 Presentation and evaluation of research or development projects
X
X
PRA1

                            

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