This module aims to develop knowledge of microbiology at a molecular level.
This module will focus on DNA replication, transcription, translation, gene transfer, and molecular regulation of prokaryotic organisms. Students will gain an understanding of the molecular mechanisms that prokaryotic microorganisms use for growth and survival in a range of diverse and stressful environments.
Students will also investigate the molecular mechanisms used by prokaryotic microorganisms to cause disease and resist antimicrobial agents. Current molecular methods for the study of microorganisms in isolation, and within complex microbial communities (e.g. biofilms) will also be investigated.
Practical programme to include:
Lectures, tutorials, problem based learning, laboratory based practicals.
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