Microbiology and Genetics

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Microbiology and Genetics

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Genetics, Microbiology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module aims to impart an appreciation of the diversity, structure and relevance of microbes and the relationships between the field of microbiology and other biological disciplines. It will promote an understanding of the structures of nucleic acids and the biological processes associated with these molecules. It also provides a theoretical background for experiments in microbiology and microbial genetics.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. discuss the fundamentals of microbial classification, structure, nutrition, growth and genetics
    2. explain the importance of microbes in medicine -epidemiology, anti-microbial agents and mechanisms of pathogenicity
    3. describe the classification of viruses, their structures and modes of replication
    4. describe the structures of eukaryotic and prokaryotic genes and the processes of transcription and translation

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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