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Molecular Biology and Microbiology
  More information: Course Guide
Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Course Start Date
Spr 2022
Course Level
Length in Terms
1 term
Fees ($) (including lab fees)
Future Terms
Start Date
Course Level Length in Terms Credits
Fees ($)
(including lab fees)
Future Terms
Spr 2022
Higher 1 term 5

Course Coordinator: Kwok Sze Nga Celia, BSc(Hons), MPhil

Course Developer: Dr. Bernice CHEUK Lai Yee (Ph.D, BSc Hons (1st) in Biology)

Advisory prerequisite(s)
You are advised to have completed SCI S102, SCI S112 or SCI S122.

The overall aims of this course are to introduce students to the basic principles of molecular biology and microbiology for applied science and environmental science.

The course aims to cover the following topics:

  • Cellular structure and function

  • Microbial growth and metabolism

  • Microbial genetics

  • Genetic engineering and biomolecular techniques

  • Food and environmental microbiology and pathogenic microbes

Learning support
Examples of learning support include face-to-face tutorials, surgeries, laboratories, weblinks, CD-ROMs, videos and/or field visits. Laboratories or field visits may be held on weekday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays.

In addition to two assignments, assessment includes a final examination. Students are required to submit assignments via the Online Learning Environment (OLE).

Students need access to a personal computer or other electronic devices with an internet connection.

Set book(s)

Madigan, Martinko, Dunlap and Clark (2015) Brock Biology of Microorganisms + Mastering Biology with Etext, 14th edn, San Francisco: Pearson Benjamin Cummings.

Students with disabilities or special educational needs
Students with impaired vision and hearing may have particular difficulties but other students with disabilities or special educational needs should be able to cope with the essential parts of the course. When in doubt, advice should be sought from the Course Coordinator.