MICR40050 Microbiology of Foodborne Pathogens

Academic Year 2024/2025

This module on the microbiology of food borne pathogens is designed to explore the significance of micro-organisms in food borne diseases. Lectures will examine the factors behind the pathogenicity of these organisms and of prion diseases.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:. Evaluate the significance of food borne microbial pathogens. Detail the factors responsible for the virulence of such microorganisms. Explain the molecular and biochemical basis of prion diseases.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module will have lecture based learning, and reflective learning will be supported with the aligned reading material. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Foodborne Pathogens (INDM40050)

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Exam (In-person): Written examination n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
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Name Role
Assoc Professor Tadhg Ó'Cróinín Lecturer / Co-Lecturer