Curricular Unit:Code:
General Microbiology1080MGER
2UndergraduateNutrition Sciences5 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English65
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
OA1-Prokariotic versus eukariotic cell.Structural characteristics of prokariotic and eukariotic cells
OA2-Microbial growth
OA3-Structural characteristics of virus
OA4-Microbial genetics
OA5-Infection mechanisms
The program of General Microbiology will discuss the basic and fundamental concepts of the microbiological world. Special emphasis will be given to the interdependence of the diverse concepts of structural microbiology, functional microbiology, parasite-host relation and antimicrobial drugs.
CP1-Prokariotic versus eukariotic cell. Structural characteristics of prokariotic and eukariotic cells
CP2-Microbial growth. Factors influencing microbial growth.
CP3- Charateristics of virus
CP4-Microbial genetics
CP5-Infection mechanisms
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The contents are fully consistent with the objective of the course. The workload of each of the content is also suitable for apprenticeship goals.
The acquired competences are included in domains A and C of the fields of competence of the Referential for the academic training of the nutritionist. Namely (A) Apply the knowledge of the natural sciences, health sciences, social sciences and food technology and relate them to the food and nutrition sciences; (C) Apply methods of physical, chemical, nutritional, microbiological and sensorial analysis of the foods (CP1-CP6).
The objectives (OA1-OA6) are achieved by the respective program components (CP1-CP6).
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Form of educational performance:
M1- Presentation and discussion of relevant theoretical concepts in the classroom, self-study orientation of students by consulting annotated bibliography.
M2-Brainstorm on pertinent issues related to the matter exposed in the classroom.
M3-Regarding the laboratory component, learning results from the laboratory execution of works that reinforce theoretical learning.
Continuous assessment (Two theoretical tests and two practical tests during the semester). Either component is only completed with 9.5 values. The theoretical component contributes with 80% of the final grade and the practical component with 20% of the final grade.
The theoretical component is evaluated by final exam in case it is not evaluated by continuous assessment.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
Teaching methodologies (M1-theoretical exposition, M2-debate and guidance of self-study and M3 laboratory work) are fully consistent with the objectives of the course (OA1-OA6). The workload of each of the content is also suitable for apprenticeship goals.
(1) Ferreira, W.F.C. and Sousa, J.C. – Microbiologia (vol. 1) – LIDEL, 2010
(2) Willey, J.M., Sherwood, L.M., Woolverton, C.J. – Prescott's Microbiology – McGraw-Hill, 8ª edição, 2011
(3) Sousa, J.C. – Antibióticos volume 1 – Edições UFP, 2016.
(4) Sousa, J.C., Cerqueira, F., Abreu, C. – Microbiologia. Protocolos laboratoriais, 2ª edição– Edições UFP, 2012.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Elisabete Machado (