MICR501 – Microbiology for Applied Science

Module code
Module title
Microbiology for Applied Science
o enable students to acquire the practical skills and theoretical knowledge in microbiology required to practise safely in a laboratory or industry setting.
  • SX1707
  • SX1709
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Identify and differentiate microorganisms in the context of conventional and genetic techniques
Perform bacterial enumeration, identification and reporting on samples of commercial and environmental materials
Describe bacterial cultivation and growth, and methods used to control microbial growth.
-inoculation of media without contamination or production of aerosols
-Factors affecting bacterial growth
-Culturing bacteria under a variety of conditions
-Enumeration methods for microorganisms
-Food, water quality and industrial microbes of interest.
-Traditional and molecular microbiology methods for food and environmental quality.
-Sterilisation and disinfection.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning will be facilitated using a range of teaching and learning methods, which may include:
Practical - laboratory; practical or workshop sessions and activities; demonstrations
Theory - includes web-supported tutor facilitated/directed presentations; lectures and tutorials; group activities; peer presentations and review; group/individual research; online learning activities; case studies; guest speakers
Assessment Criteria
Portfolio of Evidence100