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Module BIO-TM1-4_4-M-5

Theoretical Module 1-4: Lecture and Reading Course - Molecular Microbiology (M, 3.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
BIO-TM1-4_4-M-5 Theoretical Module 1-4: Lecture and Reading Course - Molecular Microbiology 3.0 CP (90 h)


CP, Effort 3.0 CP = 90 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe
Level [5] Master (Entry Level)
Language [EN] English
Module Manager
Area of study [BIO-MBI] Microbiology
Reference course of study [BIO-88.Z10-SG] M.Sc. Biology
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active


Type/SWS Course Number Title Choice in
Presence-Time /
SL SL is
required for exa.
PL CP Sem.
S BIO-MBI-01-K-5
Lecture and Reading Course - Molecular Microbiology
P 16 h 74 h
- PL1 3.0 WiSe
  • About [BIO-MBI-01-K-5]: Title: "Lecture and Reading Course - Molecular Microbiology"; Presence-Time: 16 h; Self-Study: 74 h
  • About [BIO-MBI-01-K-5]: The study achievement [TEILN] continuous and active participation in the courses must be obtained.

Examination achievement PL1

  • Form of examination: written exam (Klausur) (60-90 Min.)
  • Examination Frequency: each winter semester

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


− 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


Sign-up in KIS required

Requirements for attendance (informal)

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

Requirements for attendance (formal)

References to Module / Module Number [BIO-TM1-4_4-M-5]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[BIO-88.Z10-SG] M.Sc. Biology Theoretical Modules 1-4: Lectures and Reading Courses [P/WP] Compulsory or compulsory elective (depending on the chosen specialization / study profile)