University of Glasgow
Area of Study
Taught In English
Level-1 Biology courses OR in Science Fundamentals-1X and -1Y.
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
This course provides a broad-based introduction to microbiology, covering the unique aspects of microbes, their diversity, their beneficial and detrimental activities and the manner in which they are cultured in the laboratory. The first semester will be mainly lecture-based to provide a firm introduction to the topic but will include a laboratory-based tutorial which provides an introduction to the ways in which microbes are examined and grown in the laboratory. The second semester combines weekly lectures with laboratory sessions, which aim to teach a wide range of skills associated with microbiology and to illustrate their areas of application.The overall aims of the course are to:
- highlight the unique aspects of microorganisms and their diversity;
- provide an introduction to the beneficial and detrimental activities of microorganisms;
- provide an introduction to practical and applied aspects of Microbiology;
- highlight the industrial, economic and environmental impact of Microbiology;
- provide a broad-based introduction to Microbiology, preparing students for further studies in the subject.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.