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gsw250 - Molecular Microbiology (Complete module description)
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Module label Molecular Microbiology
Modulkürzel gsw250
Credit points 6.0 KP
Workload 180 h
Institute directory Department of Human Medicine
Verwendbarkeit des Moduls
  • Master's Programme Molecular Biomedicine (Master) > Background Modules
Zuständige Personen
Noster, Janina (Module responsibility)
Noster, Janina (Prüfungsberechtigt)
Enrolment in Master´s programme Molecular Biomedicine
Skills to be acquired in this module
Goals of this module:
Upon completion of this module the students will have a basic knowledge about bacteriology, antibiotic resistances and gene mutagenesis methods.

Skills to be acquired/ competencies:
++ deepened biological expertise
++ deepened knowledge of biological working methods
  + deepened knowledge of clinical diagnostics
  + data analysis skills
++ interdisciplinary thinking
++ critical and analytical thinking
++ independent searching and knowledge of scientific literature
++ data presentation and discussion (written and spoken)
  + teamwork + ethics and professional behavior
++ project and time management
Module contents
In the first lectures, basic knowledge of general and specific bacteriology is taught. Subsequently, antibiotic resistance as well as resistance mechanisms are explained in more detail. Finally, the topic of horizontal gene transfer and mobile genetic elements will be discussed.

The seminar will address with the topic of antibiotic resistances. Students gain initial experience in formulating a scientific question and designing experiments to answer it. Different cloning strategies are discussed in detail.

Practical course:
The methods developed in the seminar will be put into practice. Antibiotic resistance plasmids will be modified using various techniques and the effects of these manipulations on bacterial physiology and resistance patterns will be investigated.
Textbooks of microbiology. Current literature on antibiotic resistances and horizontal gene transfer will be announced in the lecture.
Language of instruction English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency winter term
Module capacity 6 (
(participation at lectures is not restricted)
Reference text
The lecture is held weekly during the semester (first half). Seminar and practical course form a joint block course.
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method Lecture, seminar and exercise
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge basic knowledge of bacteriology and molecular biology
Form of instruction Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture 1 WiSe 14
Seminar und Übung 3 -- 0
Präsenzzeit Modul insgesamt 14 h
Examination Prüfungszeiten Type of examination
Final exam of module
written examination: end of the module,
presentation: during the seminar/practical course joint block,
protocol: end of the practical course
graded: written examination, ungraded: presentation, protocols