Module Handbook

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Course BIO-MBI-01-K-5

Molecular Microbiology (S, 3.0 LP)

Course Type

SWS Type Course Form CP (Effort) Presence-Time / Self-Study
- S Reading course 3.0 CP 16 h 74 h
(S) 3.0 CP 16 h 74 h


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [5] Master (Entry Level)
Language [EN] English
Area of study [BIO-MBI] Microbiology
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Possible Study achievement

  • Verification of study performance: continuous and active participation in the courses
  • Details of the examination (type, duration, criteria) will be announced at the beginning of the course.


− The students will hear introductory and summary lectures, read text book chapters, research and review papers, and discuss together and with the teacher the following topics: Microbial biofilms, mechanisms of transcriptional regulation in Bacteria and Archaea, mechanisms of posttranscriptional regulation, advanced microbial physiology

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Professional competence:

− Understanding the molecular basis of regulation in prokaryotes, regulation of biofilm lifestyle and microbial physiology.

− Critical reading, interpreting and discussing current research papers and reviews on these topics, and understanding methodological approaches used.

Methodological competence: ---

Social competence:

− Learning to discuss scientific issues with other students and the teacher and explaining complex concepts.

− Learning to simplify complicated topics and ideas and to identify their key aspects.


− Acquirement of scientific knowledge by self-responsible reading of English research literature, and identifying points that require further explanation.

− Critical evaluation of current research data.

Intended Learning Outcomes:

On successfully completing the module students will be able to…

− improve their knowledge in the field of molecular microbiology.

− read and understand specialist English literature (text book chapters, research papers and reviews).

− summarize and discuss orally research papers.


Joan L. Slonczewski (Autor), John W. Foster (Autor): Microbiology: An Evolving Science, 3rd International Student Edition; W.W. Norton & Company


Will be provided at or prior to the beginning of the course via OLAT or Microbiology homepage

Requirements for attendance (informal)

Bachelor-grade knowledge in microbiology, genetics, biochemistry, (plant physiology)

Requirements for attendance (formal)

Admission to the Master Program ‘Biology’

References to Course [BIO-MBI-01-K-5]

Course-Pool Name
[BIO-LR_all-KPOOL-5] Lecture & Reading Course - all
[BIO-LR_Eco-KPOOL-5] Lecture & Reading Course: Eco
[BIO-LR_MCB-KPOOL-5] Lecture & Reading Course: MCB
[BIO-LR_MPBiotech-KPOOL-5] Lecture & Reading Course: MPBiotech