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COURSE DESCRIPTION
26524 - MICROBIOLOGY (2015-16)

Code26524
Crdts. ECTS.6


Departments and Areas
DepartmentsAreaFace-to-face theoretical creditsface-to-face practical creditsDept. Respons.Report Respos.
PHYSIOLOGY, GENETICS AND MICROBIOLOGYMICROBIOLOGY1,520,88


Study Programme sin which they are taught
DEGREE IN MARINE SCIENCES
DEGREE IN BIOLOGY


Subject context 2015-16

Microbiology is the branch of Biology that focuses on the study of microbes. The goal of this subject is to provide a basic vision of the essential characteristics of microorganisms, with special emphasis on prokaryotic microbes (Bacteria and Archaea) and viruses. Microbiology is taught during the third semester of Biology and Sea Sciences Degrees, after the students have taken the basic subjects needed to the correct understanding of this matter.


Microbes are the most abundant living organisms on Earth and constitute a significant part of its biomass. Through their central role in biogeochemical cycles (some processes such as nitrogen fixation or methanogenesis are exclusively carried out by prokaryotes), microbes have an essential role in the global functioning of the planet and help to the sustainable development of the biosphere. Moreover, they play a very relevant function in human activities, either as human pathogens or protecting humans from infection, and can be used in processes related to economic and environmental interests. Microbes are also important tools for the study of evolution and diversification of living organisms.


The knowledge of Microbiology is a key for the comprehension of life and is an instrumental subject for the basic training of future biologists and sea scientists. Furthermore, Microbiology is especially required for the professional activity within sanitary fields (laboratories for disease diagnoses or food safety, for instance), industrial activities and research areas (spanning from Molecular Microbiology to Microbial Ecology).



Lecturer in charge
SANTOS SANCHEZ, FERNANDO


Lecturers (2015-16)
Group Lecturer
TEORIA DE 265241SANTOS SANCHEZ, FERNANDO
PROFESOR/A CONTRATADO/A DOCTOR/A
 2ANTON BOTELLA, JOSEFA
PROFESOR/A TITULAR DE UNIVERSIDAD
 3ANTON BOTELLA, JOSEFA
PROFESOR/A TITULAR DE UNIVERSIDAD
 4GARCIA MARTINEZ, JESUS
PROFESOR/A CONTRATADO/A DOCTOR/A
  SANTOS SANCHEZ, FERNANDO
PROFESOR/A CONTRATADO/A DOCTOR/A
PRACTICAS DE LABORATORIO DE 26524L1SORIA SORIA, ELENA
PROFESOR/A ASOCIADO/A LOU
 L2SANTOS SANCHEZ, FERNANDO
PROFESOR/A CONTRATADO/A DOCTOR/A
 L3SANTOS SANCHEZ, FERNANDO
PROFESOR/A CONTRATADO/A DOCTOR/A
 L4SANTOS SANCHEZ, FERNANDO
PROFESOR/A CONTRATADO/A DOCTOR/A
 L5SORIA SORIA, ELENA
PROFESOR/A ASOCIADO/A LOU
 L6GARCIA MARTINEZ, JESUS
PROFESOR/A CONTRATADO/A DOCTOR/A
 L7SORIA SORIA, ELENA
PROFESOR/A ASOCIADO/A LOU
 L8GARCIA MARTINEZ, JESUS
PROFESOR/A CONTRATADO/A DOCTOR/A
  SANTOS SANCHEZ, FERNANDO
PROFESOR/A CONTRATADO/A DOCTOR/A
 L9ANTON BOTELLA, JOSEFA
PROFESOR/A TITULAR DE UNIVERSIDAD
 L10GARCIA MARTINEZ, JESUS
PROFESOR/A CONTRATADO/A DOCTOR/A
 L11GARCIA MARTINEZ, JESUS
PROFESOR/A CONTRATADO/A DOCTOR/A
TUTORIES GRUPALS DE 26524T1SANTOS SANCHEZ, FERNANDO
PROFESOR/A CONTRATADO/A DOCTOR/A
 T2ANTON BOTELLA, JOSEFA
PROFESOR/A TITULAR DE UNIVERSIDAD
 T3ANTON BOTELLA, JOSEFA
PROFESOR/A TITULAR DE UNIVERSIDAD
 T4SANTOS SANCHEZ, FERNANDO
PROFESOR/A CONTRATADO/A DOCTOR/A


Students registered (2015-16)
Group (*)Number
1: TEORIA DE 26524 72
2: TEORIA DE 26524 65
3(ARA): TEORIA DE 26524 26
4(CCMAR): TEORIA DE 26524 56
TOTAL 219


Registration groups (2015-16)
Group (*)SemesterSessionLanguageDistribution
1  (TEORIA DE 26524) 1er. D CAS from NIF A to NIF M
2  (TEORIA DE 26524) 1er. D CAS from NIF N to NIF Z
3  (TEORIA DE 26524) 1er. D ANG from NIF A to NIF Z
4  (TEORIA DE 26524) 1er. D CAS from NIF A to NIF Z
L1  (PRACTICAS DE LABORATORIO DE 26524) 1er. D CAS from NIF A to NIF C
L2  (PRACTICAS DE LABORATORIO DE 26524) 1er. D CAS from NIF D to NIF F
L3  (PRACTICAS DE LABORATORIO DE 26524) 1er. D CAS from NIF G to NIF J
L4  (PRACTICAS DE LABORATORIO DE 26524) 1er. D CAS from NIF K to NIF M
L5  (PRACTICAS DE LABORATORIO DE 26524) 1er. D CAS from NIF N to NIF Q
L6  (PRACTICAS DE LABORATORIO DE 26524) 1er. D CAS from NIF R to NIF T
L7  (PRACTICAS DE LABORATORIO DE 26524) 1er. D CAS from NIF V to NIF X
L8  (PRACTICAS DE LABORATORIO DE 26524) 1er. D CAS from NIF Y to NIF Z
L9  (PRACTICAS DE LABORATORIO DE 26524) 1er. D ANG from NIF A to NIF Z
T1  (TUTORIES GRUPALS DE 26524) 1er. D CAS from NIF A to NIF M
T2  (TUTORIES GRUPALS DE 26524) 1er. D CAS from NIF N to NIF Z
T3  (TUTORIES GRUPALS DE 26524) 1er. D ANG from NIF A to NIF Z
T4  (TUTORIES GRUPALS DE 26524) 1er. D CAS from NIF A to NIF Z
L10  (PRACTICAS DE LABORATORIO DE 26524) 1er. D CAS from NIF A to NIF M
L11  (PRACTICAS DE LABORATORIO DE 26524) 1er. D CAS from NIF N to NIF Z
(*) 1:1 - CAS
(*) 2:2 - CAS
(*) 3:3(ARA) - ANG
(*) 4:4(CCMAR) - CAS
(*) L1:L1 - CAS
(*) L2:L2 - CAS
(*) L3:L3 - CAS
(*) L4:L4 - CAS
(*) L5:L5 - CAS
(*) L6:L6 - CAS
(*) L7:L7 - CAS
(*) L8:L8 - CAS
(*) L9:L9(ARA) - ANG
(*) T1:T1 - CAS
(*) T2:T2 - CAS
(*) T3:T3(ARA) - ANG
(*) T4:T4(CCMAR) - CAS
(*) L10:L10(CCMAR) - CAS
(*) L11:L11(CCMAR) - CAS


Other distributions (2015-16)
Group Study Programme
1 It has been impeded to DEGREE IN MARINE SCIENCES
2 It has been impeded to DEGREE IN MARINE SCIENCES
3 It has been impeded to DEGREE IN MARINE SCIENCES
4 It has been impeded to DEGREE IN BIOLOGY


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Timetable (2015-16)
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(*) CLASE TEÓRICA
 1: 1 - CAS
 2: 2 - CAS
 3: 3(ARA) - ANG
 4: 4(CCMAR) - CAS
(*) PRÁCTICAS DE LABORATORIO
 L1: L1 - CAS
 L2: L2 - CAS
 L3: L3 - CAS
 L4: L4 - CAS
 L5: L5 - CAS
 L6: L6 - CAS
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 L8: L8 - CAS
 L9: L9(ARA) - ANG
(*) TUTORIES GRUPALS
 T1: T1 - CAS
 T2: T2 - CAS
 T3: T3(ARA) - ANG
 T4: T4(CCMAR) - CAS
(*) PRÁCTICAS DE LABORATORIO
 L10: L10(CCMAR) - CAS
 L11: L11(CCMAR) - CAS


Degree course competences (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master's degrees)

DEGREE IN BIOLOGY

Specific Competences:

    Theoretical
    • CE5: Understand the concept of life and know its origin and history, together with that of the Earth.
    • CE7: Understand evolutionary mechanisms and models.
    • CE8: Understand and know the genetic foundations of diversity.
    • CE9: Identify organisms and interpret the diversity of species in the environment, as well as their origin, evolution and behaviour.
    • CE11: Understand the principles of systematics and phylogenics.
    • CE15: Identify the main metabolic pathways.
    • CE18: Analyse the structure and functions of animal and plant viruses, cells, tissues, organs and systems.
    • CE21: Isolate, cultivate and modify microorganisms, cells and tissue of pluricellular organisms.
    • CE22: Analyse and interpret the development, growth and biological cycles of living beings.
    • CE28: Acquire the knowledge needed to design and execute biology projects.

    Specific Competences:

      Ability
      • CE32: Safe handling: biological material, reagents, instruments and devices used in Biology.
      • CE34: Plan, design and execute practical research studies, evaluating the results.
      • CE36: Prepare, present and defend scientific and technical reports both in writing and orally to an audience.
      • CE37: Ability to find, analyse, understand and write scientific and technical texts.
      • CE39: Recognise and evaluate biological processes in daily life.
      • CE42: Know how to identify, analyse and catalogue biological organisms.
      • CE45: Carry out biological biotests and diagnoses.

      DEGREE IN MARINE SCIENCES

      Specific Competences:

        Theoretical
        • CE1: Possess a basic understanding of molecular structure, genetics, cell organisation and the evolutionary processes of living beings.
        • CE6: Know and understand the essential facts, concepts, principles and theories related to marine sciences and their relationship with other sciences.
        • CE7: Understand the structural and functional organisation of marine organisms and their biological diversity.
        • CE10: Understand the different adaptations (morphological, physical, conduct) of living beings in the marine environment.
        • CE16: Conocer e interpretar los factores que influyen en el clima y en el hidrodinamismo marino.
        • CE18: Understand the factors linked with global climate change and its records.

        Specific Competences:

          Ability
          • CE20: Show knowledge and understanding of inductive and deductive methods, the elaboration of hypotheses and experimental design.
          • CE21: Use the necessary information and documentation for the separation, identification and cataloguing of marine organisms.
          • CE27: Be skilled in the practical use of models, incorporating new data for the validation, improvement and evolution of the same.
          • CE30: Be able to carry out standard sampling procedures related to research tasks in the sea and in the laboratory.
          • CE31: Prepare, present and defend scientific texts and reports both in writing and orally to an audience.


Results of learning (formative objectives)


Specific objectives provided by the teaching staff for the course 2015-16
  • To identify microbes as the most abundant and diverse living organisms on Earth
  • To know the diversity and ubiquity of microorganisms

 



Theoretical and practical contents 2015-16

LECTURE PROGRAM


Lecture 1. Microbiology. Concept of Microbiology. History of Microbiology. Abundance and significance of microorganisms. Classification. The three domains. Taxonomy and phylogeny. Molecular clocks. Evolution and diversity of microorganisms.


Lecture 2. Structure and function of the prokaryotic cell. Morphology. Cytoplasm and prokaryotic organelles. Cytoplasmic membrane in prokaryotes. Prokaryotic cell walls. External structures. Prokaryotic mobility. The bacterial endospore.


Lecture 3. Microbial metabolism. Energy and carbon sources. Metabolic categories. Respiration. Fermentation. Prokaryotic photosynthesis. Chemolitotrophy. Autotrophy. Nitrogen fixation.


Lecture 4. Microbial growth. Cellular division in prokaryotes. Batch and continuous cultures. Factors affecting microbial growth. Microbial growth control. Culture media. The aseptic technique. Extremophiles. Strategies for survival.


Lecture 5. Genetics of prokaryotes. The prokaryotic genome. Chromosomes and plasmids. Genomics and metagenomics. Lateral gene transfer mechanisms: transformation, conjugation and transduction. Transposable elements. Genetic engineering.


Lecture 6. The Bacteria domain. Diversity and phylogeny of Bacteria domain. Applied and environmental significance. Phylum Cyanobacteria. Phylum Proteobacteria. Phylum Spirochaetes. Phylum Bacteroidetes. Phylum Actinobacteria. Phylum Chlamydiae. Phylum Firmicutes. Phylum Tenericutes. Other phyla.


Lecture 7. The Archaea domain. Diversity and phylogeny of Archaea domain. Applied and environmental significance. Phylum Euryarchaeota. Superphylum ‘DPANN?. Superphylum ‘TACK’.


Lecture 8. Microorganisms of the Eukarya domain. Eukaryotic microbes. Applied and environmental significance.


Lecture 9. Viruses. The ‘viriosphere’. General properties of viruses. Strategies of virus replication and synthesis of components. Prokaryotic and eukaryotic viruses. Viral lifecycles. Techniques for studying viruses. Applied and medical significance. Subviral agents.


LABORATORY SESSIONS


Practical lesson (PL) 1. Preparation of cuture media


PL 2. Techniques of isolation, plating and incubation of microorganisms


PL 3. Ubiquity of microorganisms


PL 4. Sterility and contamination


PL 5. Microbial growth


PL 6. Effect of ventilation and antibiotics on microbial growth


PL 7. Bacterial identification


PL 8. Antimicrobial agents’ valuation


PL 9. Bacteriophage infection



Types of activities (2015-16)
Teaching activityMethodologyIn-class teaching hoursDistance-based hours
THEORY CLASS 3857
GROUP TUTORIALS 319,5
LAB PRACTICALS 1913,5
TOTAL6090


Weekly development of the activities (2015-16)
WeekUnitIn-class work descriptionIn-class teaching hoursDistance-based work descriptionDistance-based hours
011

Clases teóricas

2

Estudio de los contenidos teóricos

3
021 y 2

Clases teóricas ,prácticas de laboratorio y tutorías grupales

19

Estudio del contenido teórico, aprovechamiento y adquisición de habilidades en el laboratorio (prácticas de laboratorio), planteamiento y resolución de cuestiones relacionadas con la Microbiología (tutorías)

16
032

Clases teóricas y prácticas de laboratorio

7

Estudio de los contenidos teóricos, prueba teórico-práctica escrita donde se evaluará el aprendizaje de los contenidos de las prácticas de laboratorio, y exposición oral individual de los resultados de las prácticas de laboratorio.

13
043

Clases teóricas

3

Estudio del contenido de las clases teóricas

4,5
053 y 4

Clases teóricas

3

Estudio del contenido de las clases teóricas

4,5
064 y 5

Clases teóricas

3

Estudio del contenido de las clases teóricas

4,5
075 y 6

Clases teóricas y tutorías grupales

4

Estudio del contenido de las clases teóricas y resolución de cuestiones relacionadas con la Microbiología

11
086

Clases teóricas

2

Estudio del contenido de las clases teóricas

3
096

Clases teóricas

3

Estudio del contenido de las clases teóricas

4,5
106

Clases teóricas

3

Estudio del contenido de las clases teóricas

4,5
116 y 7

Clases teóricas

3

Estudio del contenido de las clases teóricas

4,5
127 y 8

Clases teóricas

3

Estudio del contenido de las clases teóricas

4,5
148 y 9

Clases teóricas y tutorías grupales

3

Estudio del contenido de las clases teóricas y resolución de cuestiones relacionadas con la Microbiología

9,5
159

Clases teóricas

2

Estudio del contenido de las clases teóricas

3
TOTAL60 90


Evaluation Tools and Criteria 2015-16

Evaluation

There are two blocks: continuous evaluation (CE) and final written exam (FE) that contribute each 50% to the final mark.
CE includes the following activities, with their respective contribution to the final mark:
- Laboratory written exam (20%)
- Laboratory oral presentation (10%)
- Laboratory practical skills (5%)
- Case solving activities (“tutorías grupales”) (5%)
- Written exercises on Metabolism and Biogeochemical Cycles (10%)
FE includes questions on the contents of the case solving activities and the lectures. It will include multiple choice, short answer and short essay questions
In order to pass the subject, a 4 over 10 is needed both in CE and FE, and both marks averaged have to be ≥5. If the average of both marks is ≥5 but one of the individual marks of CE and FE is ≤4, the final mark will be the lowest of both.

Important remarks:

• The assistance to the lab and case solving sessions, as indicated in the schedule provided by the University, is mandatory. Only in extraordinary cases the students missing some sessions will be allocated in other groups.
• EC marks will be kept during two academic years although the students can repeat the activities and the corresponding exams if they wish to do so.
• During the extraordinary calls (July and December) the student will be able to repeat only the FE and will keep the previous CE marks. Those students with marks ≤4 (over 10) in the previous CE will have to take also a written exam on the lab sessions contents.
• The chronogram only reflects the activities corresponding to the student of a given lab group and has to be adapted accordingly to the specific schedules of the individual groups.

TypeCriteriaDescriptionWeighting
ACTIVITIES OF EVALUATION DURING THE SEMESTER 5
ACTIVITIES OF EVALUATION DURING THE SEMESTER 10
ACTIVITIES OF EVALUATION DURING THE SEMESTER 30
ACTIVITIES OF EVALUATION DURING THE SEMESTER 5
FINAL TEST

Examen escrito individual donde se evaluará el aprendizaje de los contenidos de las clases teóricas y tutorías grupales

PRUEBA FINAL50
TOTAL100


Official examination dates 2015-16
AnnouncementGroup (*)dateStarting hourEnding hourAssigned lecture room(s)Observ:
Periodo ordinario para asignaturas de primer semestre 13/01/2016 15:00 18:00 A1/1-50X 
A1/1-51X 
A1/1-56M 
A1/1-57M 
Pruebas extraordinarias para asignaturas de grado y máster 04/07/2016 14:30 17:30 A2/0A02 
A2/0D02 
** The time zone associated with the examination only refers to the reservation of the room and not the duration of the examination itself **
(*) 1:1 - CAS
(*) 2:2 - CAS
(*) 3:3(ARA) - ANG
(*) 4:4(CCMAR) - CAS
(*) L1:L1 - CAS
(*) L2:L2 - CAS
(*) L3:L3 - CAS
(*) L4:L4 - CAS
(*) L5:L5 - CAS
(*) L6:L6 - CAS
(*) L7:L7 - CAS
(*) L8:L8 - CAS
(*) L9:L9(ARA) - ANG
(*) T1:T1 - CAS
(*) T2:T2 - CAS
(*) T3:T3(ARA) - ANG
(*) T4:T4(CCMAR) - CAS
(*) L10:L10(CCMAR) - CAS
(*) L11:L11(CCMAR) - CAS


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