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On completion of this module students should be able to: (1) explain how phototropic, lithotrophic and organotrophic bacteria generate and utilise protonmotive force; (2) describe basic bacterial fermentations; (3) describe the major pathways for synthesis of carbohydrate from carbon dioxide; (4) explain glycolysis and the citric acid cycle; (5) describe the role of the pentose phosphate pathway; (6) explain biosynthesis and beta-oxidation of fatty acids; (7) present an overview of amino acid and nucleotide biosynthesis; (8) explain acetogenesis and methanogenesis; (9) appreciate the importance of knowledge of bacterial metabolism in applied science.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
It is recommended that students taking this module have previously completed CHEM20090 Chemistry for Biology, BIOC20050 Principles of Biochemistry, and MICR20050 Principles of Microbiology.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Short answer tests||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Examination: Essay type examination||2 hour End of Trimester Exam||No||Graded||No||
|Practical Examination: Lab report and short exam on practical theory||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.
|Professor Wim Meijer||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mr Mark Hogan||Tutor|
|Practical||Offering 1||Week(s) - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6||Fri 15:00 - 17:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12||Mon 12:00 - 12:50|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Wed 11:00 - 11:50|