- To learn the general concepts of microbiology and its impact on the environment and society. To discover and understand the range of applications of microorganisms in industry. - To learn the basic cellular arrangements of key microorganisms. - To acquire a basic understanding of important microorganisms and important discoveries in microbiology. - To understand the special requirements for microbial growth especially how they relate to control of microorganisms in the environment or during infection. - To bring together basic knowledge about microorganisms and how this can be used to explain their impact on the environment. - To link the acquired knowledge obtained in the different modules of the course to comprehensively explain the interaction between microorganism and their environment.