Stockholm university
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With this course, you will be able to both expand and focus your knowledge in general microbiology.

The focus will be on bacteria, on how they may cause infections and their significance in the environment, both on land and in water. We will also discuss adaptations of microbes, their interactions with the environment and biotechnical applications. At the end of the course, you will write an essay about a microbiological topic of your own choice.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    The education consists of lectures, laboratory exercises, group discussions, study visits, project work and seminars. Participation in laboratory exercises, group discussions, project work, seminars and group education associated with this is compulsory.

    Learning outcomes

    A list of the learning outcomes can be found in the syllabus. Please find the link to the syllabus on the right side of this page.


    Examination takes place through written examination and the writing of an essay.


    Kristina Jonas


  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Willey et al.: Prescott’s Microbiology. 8:th edition 2011. McGraw-Hill.

  • Course reports

  • Contact

    Student office
    Study counsellor for advanced level