Microbiology Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Microbiology is the scientific study of all organisms that are unable to be seen with the naked eye. This includes bacteria, viruses, archaea, fungi, protists, and some microscopic algae. Also known as ‘microbes’, these organisms are crucial in many of the planet’s vital processes, such as nutrient cycling, photosynthesis, biogeochemical cycles, biodegradation, amongst others.

The Microbiology Diploma Course introduces you to these microorganisms, how they are studied and classified, and the difference they are making to current global challenges.

Beginning with an introduction, the Microbiology Diploma Course explains the basics of the subject, its main subfields and interrelationship with other areas, and the main roles and responsibilities of a microbiologist.

You’ll learn about the traditional and modern microbiological techniques, methods, and equipment used to study microorganisms, and how they are classified into one of six main groups of microorganism: bacteria, archaea, viruses, protozoa, fungi, and algae.

We’ll then take a microscope to each of these groups of microorganisms to discover their morphology, distribution, the roles they play and the impact they each have on Earth’s inhabitants.

The course takes us through the natural and experimental evolutionary processes of microbial organisms, the importance of microbiology in the field of environmental science, the most recent advancements in microbiology, and the most useful and practical applications of microorganisms.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Understand the basics of microbiology and the role of a microbiologist
  • Discover how microorganisms are classified
  • Become familiar with the six main groups of microorganism
  • Learn about the importance of microorganisms
  • Explore recent advancements in microbiology
Close up Researcher testing samples under a microscope in a laboratory

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Microbiology?
  • Part 2: What Does a Microbiologist Do?
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Beginnings of Microbiology
  • Part 2: The Microbiology Laboratory
  • Part 3: Safety Guidelines and Risk Assessments
  • Part 4: Observation of Microorganisms
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes
  • Part 2: Classification of Microorganisms
  • Part 3: Other Classifications
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Bacteria
  • Part 2: Archaea
  • Part 3: Viruses
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Microscopic Fungi
  • Part 2: Pathogenic Fungi
  • Part 3: Importance of Fungi
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Protozoa
  • Part 2: Morphology
  • Part 3: Reproduction
  • Part 4: Free-Living Protozoa and Parasitic Protozoa
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Microbial Diversity and Ecology
  • Part 2: Microorganisms and the Trophic Chain
  • Part 3: Microorganisms and the Biogeochemical Cycles
  • Part 4: Microorganisms in Marine Ecosystems
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part1 : The Study of Evolution and Microbes
  • Part 2: The Evolution of Microorganisms
  • Part 3: Genetics and Microorganisms
  • Part 4: Microbial Variation
  • Part 5: Evolution – Biotic Interactions
  • Part 6: Defending Against Microbial Pathogens
  • Part 7: Coevolution
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Environmental Microbiology
  • Part 2: The Role of Microbes in the Environment
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Applications of Microorganisms
  • Part 2: Advancements in Microbiology
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Microbiology Diploma Course will be of interest to you if you are fascinated with the world within a world that is microbiology, the important work and contributions being made by microorganisms, how much the world depends on these tiny living things, and the advancements being made in this field.

Bacteria Bacteroides fragilis, one of the major components of normal microbiome of human intestine
Accreditations

The Microbiology Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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