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Syllabus 2018-19 - 10413002 - Microbiology Applied to the Environment (Microbiología aplicada al medio ambiente)

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  • Level 1: Tutorial support sessions, materials and exams in this language
  • Level 2: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams and seminars in this language
  • Level 3: Tutorial support sessions, materials, exams, seminars and regular lectures in this language
DEGREE: Grado en Ciencias Ambientales
FACULTY: FACULTY OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCES

ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
SYLLABUS
1. COURSE BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: Microbiology Applied to the Environment
CODE: 10413002 ACADEMIC YEAR: 2018-19
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
ECTS CREDITS: 6.0 YEAR: 4 SEMESTER: PC
 
2. LECTURER BASIC INFORMATION
NAME: MARTÍNEZ CAÑAMERO, MAGDALENA
DEPARTMENT: U130 - CIENCIAS DE LA SALUD
FIELD OF STUDY: 630 - MICROBIOLOGÍA
OFFICE NO.: B3 - 259 E-MAIL: canamero@ujaen.es P: 953212701
WEBSITE: http://www10.ujaen.es/conocenos/departamentos/ciesal/area-de-microbiologia
LANGUAGE: English LEVEL: 2
 
3. CONTENT DESCRIPTION

LECTURES L1. Microorganisms and environment. Introduction. Microorganisms as biofactories of environmental interest. L2. Methods of microbial studies. Microbial analysis techniques applied to environment. L3. Influence of microorganisms in their biotic surroundings. Microorganisms in their natural environment. Air. Aquatic environments. Biofilms. Lithosfere. Interactions among microbial populations. Microorganisms and plants. Microorganism and animals. L4. Applications of microorganisms to waste treatment. - Microbiological Treatment of solid waste. - Microbiological treatment of liquid waste. L 5. Applications of microorganisms in processes of bioremediation, and the development of bioindicators and biosensors. Methods of measurement of the environmental impact of xenobiotics. Microbial bioremediation. L 6. Applications of microorganisms in the recovery of metals and energy, biomass, and production of biofuels, detergents and bioplastics. L 7. Microbiological control of plagues. L8. Microorganisms as causative agent biodeterioration. Microorganisms as polluting agents. Concept of biodeterioration. Biodeterioration of stone. Biodeterioration of metal. Biodeterioration of wood and other materials.

4. COURSE DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING METHODOLOGY

- Training activity: Lectures (3.0 ECTS): Presentation by the faculty of the contents of the teaching units of the course promoting discussion and active participation of students. It will use new technologies to promote student access to the virtual platform where educational materials are available (as summaries of the lectures). This activity will provide the skills related to competencies 1, 2 and 4.

- Training activity: Laboratory Practices (2.7 ECTS). Work will proceed in small groups in the Microbiology laboratory practices. The teacher will explain the fundamentals and procedure of each practice. Students, with the support of a laboratory portfolio with the main experimental procedures, will achieve results that will have to be analyzed and discussed. This activity will develop the skills competence number 3, the development of job skills in a laboratory of Microbiology and interpretation of the results of microbiological analysis. - Training activity: Group tutorials (0.3 ECTS) There will be specialized tutorials in order to guide students in monitoring tutored. This will also facilitate the acquisition of teamwork skills, knowledge and ability to consult specialized literature sources, and synthesize them. 

Students with special educational needs should contact the Student Attention Service (Servicio de Atención y Ayudas al Estudiante) in order to receive the appropriate academic support

5. ASSESSMENT METHODOLOGY

It will be used a system of assessment where the final result is given by the sum of the scores obtained in the previous sections. It is mandatory to have attended the laboratory exercises. The writen term paper will evaluate the competences CB3, CB4, CB5 y CE2. The oral presentation will allow us to evaluate the competences CB3, CB4 y CE2. Finally, competences CB5 y CT24 will be assesed through continuous evaluation, mainly during the laboratory exercises.

6. BOOKLIST
MAIN BOOKLIST:
  • Microbial ecology: fundamentals and applications. Edition: 4th ed. Author: Atlas, Ronald M.. Publisher: Melo Park (California): Addison-Wesley Longman, cop. 1998  (Library)
  • Environmental microbiology. Edition: -. Author: Maier, Raina M.. Publisher: San Diego [etc.]: Academic Press, cop. 2000  (Library)
  • Microbial Ecology: an Evolutionary Approach. Edition: -. Author: McArthur, J. Vaun.. Publisher: Amsterdam [etc.] : Elsevier, 2006.  (Library)
  • Environmental microbiology: a laboratory manual. Edition: -. Author: Pepper, Ian L.. Publisher: San Diego [etc.]: Academic Press, cop. 1995  (Library)
ADDITIONAL BOOKLIST:
  • Bioenergy. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Washington, D.C. : ASM Press, c2008  (Library)
  • Accessing uncultivated microorganisms: from the environment to organisms and genomes and back. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Washington, D.C. : ASM Press, c2008  (Library)
  • Microbial ecology of the oceans. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: New York: Wiley, cop. 2000  (Library)
  • Manual of environmental microbiology. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: Washington: ASM Press, cop. 1997  (Library)
  • SOIL microbial ecology: applications in agricultural and environmental management. Edition: -. Author: -. Publisher: New York [etc.]: Marcel Dekker, cop. 1993  (Library)
  • Soil microbiology and biochemistry. Edition: San Diego [etc.]: Academic Press, 1996. Author: Paul, E. A.. Publisher: -  (Library)